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Viking Archaeology Highlighted at 'Saturdays at the Museum'

Thursday, Oct. 04, 2012

poster for USU Museum of Anthropology Viking event

(illustration from Museum of Anthropology website)

Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology takes an in-depth look at the archeology of Vikings Oct. 6 at its next Saturdays at the Museum activity. The event offers visitors a chance to learn about the Viking way of life and culture.

Highlights include mythology, Viking watercraft and a presentation on Viking travel to the Americas. Young people attending the Saturday activity can make their own rune stones.

USU student Martin Welker is featured in a presentation at the museum at 1 p. m. He’ll discuss his studies in Viking archaeology.

“The Viking archaeological record is a fascinating look at Scandinavian culture, mythology and influence,” said Kevin Price, a museum assistant. “Fierce explorers, warriors, merchants and pirates, Vikings forever changed the course of Western civilization.”

In addition to the Saturdays at the Museum activity series, community members and USU students alike can visit the museum during its standard operating hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a. m. -5 p. m. Saturday hours are 10 a. m. -4 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.

The USU Museum of Anthropology is 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.

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Source: Museum of Anthropology

Contact: USU Museum of Anthropology, (435) 797-7545,

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