august, 2020

27aug6:00 pm7:00 pmWho Were the Neanderthals?

Neanderthals

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An unique opportunity for anyone interested in human origins and archaeology, to learn directly from a renowned world expert

Rebecca Wragg Sykes, Palaeolithic archaeologist and author
For the first 40 years after their fossils were recognised, nobody knew whether or not Neanderthals had any culture. Following the discovery of their stone tools, assumptions of lesser cognitive abilities still dominated for nearly a century. In this talk, Rebecca Wragg Sykes shows how advances in archaeological methods over the last three decades have revealed a very different picture.

Far from confined and unvarying, Neanderthal minds were focused on quality and efficiency, yet also flexible and creative. As stone artisans, carpenters and inventors of the first synthetic material, Neanderthals pioneered new technologies. And in doing so, they stretched the everyday hominin world through time and space like never before.

Following Rebecca’s fascinating talk, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about the Neanderthals and Palaeolithic archaeology.

What’s included in your ticket:

Live lecture lasting 60 minutes including Q&A with Rebecca Wragg Sykes
On-demand access to a recording of the lecture and Q&A for 12 months
Exclusive access to Lone Frank’s lecture ‘What sequencing your genome can really tell you’ filmed at our Instant Expert masterclass ‘You and your genome’
Bonus content from New Scientist

Tickets £15

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