Webinar: Natural History at Home – Exploring the Art of Ancient Humans
In this video, families will explore art made by ancient humans! Anthropologist Briana Pobiner joins us to share about different artifacts from our collection, the Hall of Human Origins exhibit, and from other locations around the world. Together we will make observations of these objects to learn more about how art and imagination have been a part of our human story here on this planet. Both throughout and after the program, families will be encouraged to create art together using methods and inspiration from ancient human artworks and artifacts.
Moderator: Katie Derloshon, a museum educator at the National Museum of Natural History.
Please have the following materials ready at the start of the program:
- Paper sack or piece of blank paper
- Blank paper
- Markers or crayons
- Paint and small piece of sponge (optional)
- Evolution and Creativity of Ancient Humans (includes videos and activities)
- Video: Stories from the Past – How Archaeologists Learn from Objects Left Behind