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USU Museum of Anthropology: Ancient Peruvian Pottery

Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013

Saturdays at the Museum illustration, USU Museum of Anthropology

Incan ceramic traditions are highlighted at the next Saturdays at the Museum activity at Utah State University.

During the day, the USU Museum of Anthropology will explore the Peruvian culture through pottery. Activities are Saturday, Aug. 17. During the day docents will provide tours of the museum’s Peruvian ceramics exhibit.

An illustrated lecture will be presented at 1 p.m. at the museum discussing the Chimu, Chancay, Moche and Inca ceramic traditions.

In other activities, patrons can make their own clay pots and figurines in the style of Peruvian ceramics.

“Peruvian pottery not only served the people who created it, but also holds the stories of the people and the past,” said Prairie Cheyenne Fox, a museum assistant.

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.

The USU Museum of Anthropology can be found on the USU Logan 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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