Home Themed galleries Exhibition & Displays 2023 - Hackney 300,000 BC: Old Stone Age
33 items found
You are browsing the '2023 - Hackney 300,000 BC: Old Stone Age' theme

2023 - Hackney 300,000 BC: Old Stone Age

Neanderthal neighbours and curious creatures of the borough's Old Stone Age.

This exhibition explored a distant past, when Hackney was like an African savannah and huge beasts roamed the landscape.

Get hands on with objects hundreds of thousands of years old, and learn about the mysterious now extinct humans who made them, the Neanderthals.

Find out why Hackney is one of the most important archaeological sites from the Old Stone Age (Palaeolithic) in Britain, and the stories of the eccentric characters who led to its rediscovery.

This project was funded by the Royal Society’s Places of Science scheme and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.