Signs, Symbols, and Scripts
Signs, Symbols, and Scripts allows visitors to discover how people from different cultures and different times have used unique writing systems to communicate with one another. Whether it is an ancient Cuneiform tablet or a 1950's typewriter, these artifacts invite visitors to reflect on the power of communication both in their own lives and throughout the ages.
Mesoamerican Jade: Artifacts or Artifice
Learn how a BYU student collaborated with her professor on an extensive research project analyzing hundreds of Mesoamerican "jade" stone artifacts to separate the real artifacts from the modern forgeries. How can we determine whether an item is authentic, and why does knowing matter?
As residents of Utah Valley, the stories of its inhabitants are ours to know, protect, and preserve. Through this exhibit, explore the commonalities and differences of the peoples of Utah Valley: Archaic, Fremont, Ute, and Euro-American; and consider what you will contribute to its rich heritage.