Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story Exhibition

This is the exhibition that was the focus of this half term’s project.  I saw very little publicity for the exhibition in the press at large however it was the best organised and best curated exhibition I may possibly have ever been to.  Definitely the most ‘wow’ since Tutenkhamen.  The organisers of the BM’s Vikings Exhibition could learn a lot!

The key things to me were the polite helpfulness of the staff, the exhibition wasn’t at all crowded with either people or displays, the exhibition told a story and every thing in the exhibition contributed something to that story and there was a feeling of ‘completeness’.  There were pieces there from all the major finds that we’d read about; the Happisburgh flints, Boxgrove Man, the Red Lady of Paviland and cannibalism at Gough’s Cave  and more.  It really was a case of taking what we’d read and seen on documentaries and making it real.

Sorry camera battery died so these were on my phone

Comparing skull shapes
Comparing skull shapes
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Earliest evidence of human occupation in Britain from over 800,000 years ago
Boxgrove Man
Boxgrove Man
Tools found at Boxgrove
Tools found at Boxgrove
The Clacton Spear
The Clacton Spear
Seeing model spear
Seeing model spear
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More Boxgrove finds
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Red Lady of Paviland
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Neanderthal
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Homo sapien
More tools
OMore tools

Oh and did I add booking us in as a school group was one simple phone call. So wonderfully accomodating to HEers too.

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