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January 4, 2014 at 6:01 PM

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Archaeology Day at the Burke


LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Priya Shankar and her sons Pratyush Sashi, 4, and Aarush Sashi, 8, inspect a piece of unfinished mahogany obsidian as they watch how stone tools are made during Archaeology Day at the Burke Museum in Seattle on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Archaeology Day is a one-day annual event where visitors can watch stone tool-shaping, chat with costumed Roman re-enactors, view artifacts from the Burke's private collection or try their hand at throwing an atlatl.

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A roughly 100-year-old shoe, excavated at Old Pine Street, is one of the several local artifacts on display during Archaeology Day at the Burke Museum.

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Roman re-enactor Aron Watson smiles as Zach Johnston, 8, wobbles around in a heavy Coolus helmet, the type used by Julius Caesar's armies.

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State Parks Archaeologist Dan Meatte works on shaping a piece of mahogany obsidian as he shows visitors how stone tools were made.

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Jim Franklin, a Roman re-enactor with Castra Ferrata, demonstrates blowing a Kudu shofar horn from Israel.

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