Day School talk: The day the time barrier was broken
|Starts:||18:00 13 Nov 2009|
|Ends:||19:30 13 Nov 2009|
|What is it:||Lecture|
Human evolution began 150 years ago on 27 April 1859. On that afternoon Joseph Prestwich and John Evans found stone tools in undisturbed gravels and so broke the shackles of a short creationist timescale for human history. Professor Clive Gamble will review the events of that day in a remarkable year made famous by Darwin's On the Origin of Species. The demonstration of a great antiquity for humans had far reaching implications and 150 years later we can put them into perspective by reviewing what we now know or our earliest beginnings.
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