Super Saturday: 6th Annual Can you Dig It?

Super Saturday: 6th Annual Can you Dig It?

October 17, 2020 

Noon – 4:00 PM

As part of International Archaeology Day and the 2020 Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival, the Witte invites you to explore the world of Archaeobotany at Super Saturday: Can You Dig It! Archaeologists uncover the secrets of ancient cultures all over the world but some of the most valuable clues might be the ones you can’t see with the naked eye! Pollen holds an astounding amount of information about civilizations long ago. Come explore how plants, pollen and archaeology intersect to solve the mysteries of the past!

 

Featuring:

  • 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Filmed Flint Knapping Presentation of Archaeologist, Chris Ringstaff
    Learn how pre-historic peoples made their tools!

 

  • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Bio Blitz! Full Campus using iNaturalist app
    How many living outdoor critters can you spot and identify?

 

  • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Solitude and Contemplation: A Self-Guided Walking Mediation
    Walk the Witte grounds to find mandalas created by Artist, Karla Saenz and inspired by Texas native pollinators.

 

  • 1:00 pm – Pollen and the Past Presentation with Witte Curator of Archaeology, Dr. Harry Shafer
    A one of a kind opportunity to learn from a lifelong archaeologist how we know what we know from studying the pollen of plants.