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May 13th, 2017
2pm to 4pm

The Secret Life of Old Cans: deciphering the past by studying the trash.

What is archaeology? And why do archaeologists get so excited about old cans? What can you learn from one rusty bit of tin?

As part of Nevada’s Historic Preservation and Archaeological Awareness Month, Death Valley National Park archeologist, Wanda Raschkow, will reveal the secrets that can be learned from old cans, bottles, and other “trash.” Using examples from throughout the desert, including Las Vegas’ neighbor Death Valley, Raschkow will teach you to determine how old an artifact is and what pieces of tin or glass could tell you about the people who left them behind.

The presentation will conclude with a hands-on opportunity for you to analyze artifacts. What are they? How old are they? What do they say about the place they were found and the people who lived there?

This program is free with regular admission or museum membership.

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10/26/2021 00:00:0010/26/2021 23:59:00America/Los_AngelesThe Secret Life of Old CansMay 13th, 2017 2pm to 4pm The Secret Life of Old Cans: deciphering the past by studying the trash. What is archaeology? And why do archaeologists get so excited about old cans? What can you learn from one rusty bit of tin? As part of Nevada's Historic Preservation and Archaeological Awareness Month, Death Valley National Park archeologist, Wanda Raschkow, will reveal the secrets that can be learned from old cans, bottles, and other “trash.” Using examples from throughout the desert, including Las Vegas’ neighbor Death Valley, Raschkow will teach you to determine how old an artifact is and what pieces of tin or glass could tell you about the people who left them behind. The presentation will conclude with a hands-on opportunity for you to analyze artifacts. What are they? How old are they? What do they say about the place they were found and the people who lived there? This program is free with regular admission or museum membership.Reno, NV
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