This week's “Saturdays at the Museum” activity at Utah State University explores the scientific theories surrounding the question of how human beings came to the new world. Activities take place at USU’s Museum of Anthropology Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An illustrated lecture is presented at 1 p.m. that showcases the archeological research on the subject. Museum docents will be on hand to give specialized tours of the museum’s “Peopling of the New World” exhibit throughout the day.
"The question of how the first humans came to the new world has puzzled anthropologists for many years” said Reigan Ware, a museum assistant. “Our exhibit about various theories on how people came here is a great way to gain insight into this fascinating subject.”
In addition to the “Saturdays at the Museum” activity series with its 10 a.m.-4 p.m. hours, community members and USU students alike can visit the museum during its standard operating hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Funding for Saturday events is provided by a grant from the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services. More information about the IMLS is available online (www.imls.gov).
The USU Museum of Anthropology can be found on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, Room 252. Admission is free. For Saturday activities, free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building.
For more information about museum events, call museum staff at 435.797.7545 or visit the museum website.
The Museum of Anthropology is part of the Anthropology Program at USU in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.