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Neanderthals and Us

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. It introduces the very latest discoveries on the people who lived here around 400,000 years ago. The session includes a chance to handle original objects from this period; preceded by an hour long guided walk to a nearby site with the earliest hearth evidence in Britain. This is part of a series entitled ‘Our Story’. - 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. - Parking: Normal parking fees apply (£2 for the day)

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West Stow Anglo Saxon Village, Icklingham Rd, Bury Saint Edmunds, UK