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Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Open House

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Cotsen open houseArchaeology supporters and their family members have a lot to look forward to as UCLA’s Cotsen Institute of Archaeology celebrates its 40th anniversary at its annual open house, a 16-year tradition for the community. On Saturday, May 4, all 18 of the institute’s labs will be open to the public for the first time. Visitors will be able to see facilities such as the Moche lab where legendary archaeologist Christopher B. Donnan, professor in the Department of Anthropology and Director Emeritus of the Fowler Museum at UCLA, worked on artifacts found in Sipan, Peru. Other points of interest will include the Old Stone Age lab and the Mesopotamian lab. The tours, which often attract families, will run from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., beginning at the Fowler Museum’s lecture room, A139. This event is free and open to the public. 
 
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