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Conference: Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

Conference: Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Adults

Special event

Flett Lecture Theatre

31 May 2014 09:00 - 16:15

Join us for the day to explore the research behind the exhibition Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story.

Tickets £35. Includes lunch and entry to the exhibition Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story.
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The conference brings together scientists from the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain (AHOB) research project for a series of fascinating talks.

Subjects and speakers include:


  • Introduction by Chris Stringer, Natural History Museum.

  • Human evolution in Europe: Chris Stringer.

  • The peopling of Pleistocene Europe - with or without fire?: Wil Roebroeks, Leiden University.

  • Happisburgh and the earliest known humans in Britain: Nick Ashton, British Museum and Simon Parfitt, the Natural History Museum/UCL.

  • Climate change, mammals and extinctions: Danielle Schreve, Royal Holloway University of London.

  • Neanderthals in Jersey: Matt Pope, UCL and Beccy Scott, British Museum.

  • A question of age - dating the faunal and human record: Tom Higham, University of Oxford.

  • Investigating ancient DNA: Ian Barnes, the Natural History Museum.

  • Cannibals in Europe: Silvia Bello, the Natural History Museum.

The ongoing AHOB project has revolutionised our understanding of humans in ancient Britain and the environments that shaped their lives.

The discoveries from this collaboration between many research institutions inspired the new exhibition at the Museum.

This event is for adults aged 18 and over.

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