Neanderthals and Us
Find out about the people who looked and behaved just like us but were not us in a lavishly illustrated talk
West Stow Anglo Saxon Village, Icklingham Road, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HG
- Next Event
- 23rd March 12:00pm
- Event Finishes
- 23rd March 3:00pm
About this event
How close are we to Neanderthal people? The latest archaeological techniques can tell us.
Find out about the people who looked and behaved just like us but were not us in a lavishly illustrated talk of about an hour. It introduces the very latest discoveries on the people who lived here around 400,000 years ago. Includes a chance to handle original objects from this period; preceded by an hour long (12 to 1 pm) guided walk to a nearby site with the earliest hearth evidence in Britain.
This event finishes about 3pm.
This is part of a series entitled ‘Our Story’.
- Does not include admission to Anglo-Saxon Village
- This is partly an outdoor event so please wear sensible clothing
- The event is suitable for adults and/or accompanied young people 12 years and over; all must be paying participants.
- Please meet at the West Stow Visitor Centre 10 minutes before session start time.
-This event will go ahead in most weather conditions apart from extreme wind and/or rain (introduction inside).
Parking: Normal parking fees apply
Tickets: £15 per person
About the Venue
One of England's great archaeological sites, West Stow has extensive indoor galleries and a stunning recreation of an Anglo-Saxon village surrounded by unspoilt countryside.
West Stow Country Park features 125 acres of woods, heathlands, a river and a lake, plus nature trails, walks and an adventure playground.
Visitors to West Stow can explore history and nature, watch a film, dress up as an Anglo-Saxon or say hello to the rare breed pigs and chickens.
As part of the annual RingQuest event, you could even meet a Hobbit, among other Lord of the Rings characters!
West Stow regularly hold living history and event days, workshops, walks and talks, these sites and their events bring history to life.