The Geology Collections
Learning with objects has been an integral part of geological study at UCL since the first half of the nineteenth century. Today, the collection includes not only rocks, minerals and fossils collected over the last 175 years, but also individual collections of historical importance. The highlights include the Johnston-Lavis Volcanological collection, the Planetary Science Collection (Regional Planetary Image Facility) and the internationally recognised Micropalaeontological collections.
Pop-Up Exhibition : Human Evolution - The story of us.
Friday 7th March, 12 - 4pm. Location: The Rock Room, 1st Floor South Wing (Wilkins Building), UCL.
Humans and chimpanzees last shared a common ancestor approximately 6.5 million years ago. Numerous species of hominins (human ancestors) have existed since then. ‘Human Evolution – the story of us’ gives you the chance to come face to face with those ancestors.
Don't miss this chance to meet ‘Lucy’, the famous Australopithecus afarensis, that roamed Eastern Africa approximately 3 million years ago, and the Neanderthals - did you know that the average European shares 1-4% of their DNA with a Neanderthal?
Featuring rarely displayed objects from UCL's Bio-Anthropology Collection, this exhibition will also feature tools that our ancestors would have used in their daily quest for survival. UCL scientists will be on hand during the event to discuss the objects with visitors.