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Meetings with Neanderthals

Monday 21st November, 7:30pm

Anthropologist, author and broadcaster Alice Roberts joins archaeologist and author Rebecca Wragg Sykes to talk about the latest advances in understanding these enigmatic ancient humans.

Alice Roberts - face of Digging for Britain (BBC2) and Curse of the Ancients (Sky History) has written about the neanderthals throughout her career. She considers the discovery of the first Neanderthal fossils in her book, Tamed and also examines the Neanderthal approach to death and burial in her recent, best-selling book, Ancestors. In her series, Prehistoric Autopsy, Alice embraced the challenge of reconstructing a Neanderthal from just a skeleton.

"A brilliant scientific storyteller reads stone, pottery and bones to bring us the latest moving updates about our prehistoric ancestorsThe Guardian

Rebecca Wragg Sykes is the author of the critically acclaimed ‘Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art’. In Kindred, Rebecca uses her experience at the cutting-edge of Palaeolithic research to share our new understanding of Neanderthals, shoving aside cliches of rag-clad brutes in an icy wasteland. She reveals them to be curious, clever connoisseurs of their world, technologically inventive and ecologically adaptable.

"Rebecca Wragg Sykes has studied their landscapes, territories and tools and emerges as an expert and enthusiastic character witness for Neanderthals and their way of lifeThe Guardian

Together, Alice and Rebecca will share stories of travelling to key sites, finding out what the fossils and archaeology tell us, and explore just how different - or similar - Neanderthals were to us. There will also be an audience Q&A and book-signing.

There will also be an audience Q&A and book-signing.

£27 plus £1 booking fee

£10 NHS tickets available


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