Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Webinar: Natural History at Home – How Archaeologists Learn from Objects Left Behind

Archived Webinar

This Zoom webinar with Archaeologist Ella Beaudoin aired Oct. 3, 2020, as part of the Natural History at Home series. Watch a recording in the player above.


In this video, Archaeologist Ella Beaudoin shows how to ask questions and make observations of a real archaeological site. Discover how objects from the past can tell us about communities and life from long ago. Then learn an activity in which your family can create its own mock time capsule for telling your family's story.

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Resource Type
Videos and Webcasts
Grade Level
K-2, 3-5
Anthropology and Social Studies