Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Unlocking Hidden Worlds through Archaeology and Archives with Molly Kamph

Live Webcast March 14, 2019 at 11am and 2pm EDT
National Anthropological Archivist Molly Kamph standing at a table with documents on it and shelves behind her.
National Anthropological Archivist Molly Kamph.

Program Details 

  • March 14, 2019
  • Shows are 30 minutes long and stream at 11am and 2pm EDT
  • The program is free, but registration is requested. SIGN UP

Come explore the NMNH Department of Anthropology's collections and the National Anthropological Archives with Project Archivist and Archaeological Collections Technician Molly Kamph. Molly will introduce students to the collection of the famed archaeologist couple Rose and Ralph Solecki, whose Neanderthal discoveries and contributions to archaeology continue to be studied by scientists all over the world. Sharing unique objects and artifacts from archaeological dig sites where Neanderthal and early human settlements were discovered, Molly will help students understand how museum and archival work unlock hidden worlds and untold stories. Throughout the broadcast, Molly will take questions from your students via text chat and there will be opportunities for students to share what they think using live polls.

The webcast supports standards of learning in science and social studies. See the complete list of standards alignment.

How to Participate

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Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

3rd Grade

  • 3-LS4-1: Analyze and interpret data from fossil to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.

4th Grade

  • 4-ESS1-1: Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.

6-8th Grade

Life Science

MS-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

  • MS-LS4-1: Analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of life forms throughout the history of life on Earth under the assumption that natural laws operate today as in the past.

Earth Science

MS-ESS1 Earth's Place in the Universe

  • MS-ESS1-4: Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence from rock strata for how the geological time scale is used to organize Earth’s 4.6 billion-year-old history.

National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (NCSS)

People, Places, and Environments

  • The study of people, places, and environments enables us to understand the relationship between human populations and the physical world.
  • During their studies, learners develop an understanding of spatial perspectives, and examine changes in the relationship between peoples, places and environments.
Resource Type
Webcasts and Podcasts
Grade Level
Social Studies