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Olduvai Gorge, 2 millions years of human history in Tanzania

3 July 2012

Olduvai

The Arusha Natural History Museum in Tanzania is launching an exhibition on human evolution in partnership with the Olduvai Geochronology and Archaeology Project.

The exhibition which opens from 4 July 2012 at the Arusha Natural History Museum (ANHM) is entitled 'Olduvai Gorge, 2 million years of human history in Tanzania' and serves to educate the public about human origins research in Africa and inform local Tanzanians about palaeoanthropological research at Olduvai.

The exhibition has been organized by the ANHM in partnership with the Olduvai Geochronology and Archaeology Project (OGAP), in which Ignacio de la Torre and new ERC-funded researcher Michael Pante participate, and is funded by the British Academy and the British Institute in East Africa.

Olduvai Gorge, 2 millions years of human history in Tanzania (exhibition poster)

The Institute is very pleased to welcome Michael who is funded by the 5-year ERC Starter Grant award to Ignacio for research on the origins of the Acheulean in East Africa.

The Arusha exhibition will feature poster presentations concerning human evolution throughout Africa with a focus on research on the Oldowan and Acheulean in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.  Posters will cover the archaeology, geology, and paleontology of important sites in the study of early human behaviour and technology, including those excavated by OGAP, and will remain part of the museums offerings indefinitely.