Upcoming Exhibits

Coming October 2017...

Fragments

How do archaeologists use pot sherds?

This exhibition explores what archaeologists learn from small pieces of pottery called sherds. Museums usually show complete artifacts, and visitors rarely see the thousands of broken pieces kept in storage. In fact, most of what archaeologists learn from pottery is from sherds not whole pots. Each sherd tells a story about the people who made and used it, allowing archaeologists to piece together larger stories about human lives and societies hundreds of years ago.

Guest Curator: Arizona State University, April Camp-Whittaker