Presented by Dr Hannah O’Regan from the Department of Archaeology who will introduce our early forebears – Australopithecus and early Homo, and their lives in Africa between 3.5-1.5 million years ago.
Her talk, based on recent research, will include questions of where and how they lived, and the dangers they faced in day-to-day life, from sabre-toothed cats and other large carnivores.
Following the talk Hannah will be available with casts of some of our ancestors (and an extinct cat or two), for a handling session at the Museum.
Archaeology NOW is a series of FREE talks and handling sessions that focuses on current archaeological work.
These talks allow professional archaeologists, related specialists and community groups to share their exciting work with us as it is happening and include regional, national and international projects
All talks are at 1pm in the Djanogly Theatre, please book your place in advance at the Box Office on 0115 846 7777.