First Friday: The Life and Afterlife of Stuff @ Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia [1 September]

First Friday: The Life and Afterlife of Stuff

17:00 - 20:00

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Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
What will someone make of your discarded iPhone when they stumble upon it 300 years in the future?

Archaeologists excavate ancient and modern trash heaps to learn more about behavioral patterns and environmental issues. Learn more about the concept of “garbology” with a talk by Lynn Makowsky, DeVries Keeper of Collections at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Makowsky’s talk will be followed by a hands-on activity where you will dig through—and try to make sense of—ancient trash to think about your own consumption habits.

The presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m, and the Museum at CHF will be open for self-guided tours from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

About First Fridays
Spark your curiosity while exploring the exhibits after hours! First Fridays bring together a lively lineup of guest speakers and hands-on activities covering everyday science, historical oddities, and everything in between. Grab your friends, and kick off an evening of discovery, surprise, and a little nerdy fun.

First Fridays at CHF are always free and open to the public; no registration required. For more information about our First Friday programs, contact Alexis Pedrick at 215.873.8293 or [email protected]
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