At Home with the Neanderthals
Publication date: Apr 2, 2012 4:30:10 PM
Jun 7, 2012 1:15:00 PM
End: Jun 7, 2012 1:55:00 PM
Location: BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1
At Home with the Neanderthals: Excavations at La Cotte de St Brelade, Jersey
The Neanderthals evolved as a separate
human lineage over half a million years before apparently disappearing
around 40,000 years ago. They occupied large parts of Europe and Western
Asia, developed sophisticated tools, mastered fire and engaged in the
hunting of large mammals across a variety of different environments.
La Cotte de St Brelade, on the Channel Island of Jersey, is one of the best sites in the world for understanding Neanderthals and their achievement. In this lecture Matt will report on new work being carried out on this mega-site and will consider the evolution and ultimate fate of our closest evolutionary relative.
The event is open to the public and is free to attend though booking is advised.
The event will also be streamed live online at 1.15pm on 7 June.