WhereMuseo delle Culture – MUDEC
CategoryArchaeology, Human History
Good To KnowGreat for Kids
September 30, 2016
February 26, 2017
The Homo Sapiens. The new stories of human evolution exhibition at MUDEC in Milan tells the story of humanity. Visitors learn where we come from and how we succeeded in populating the entire planet. Geneticists, linguists, anthropologists and paleoanthropologists from around the world have pooled the results of their research to create a wonderful panorama of the history of human evolution told through the use of multimedia and interactive experiences.
Organised into six themed and chronological sections, visitors can learn about the latest scientific discoveries on human evolution and see the historical and geographical map of human migrations which have produced such an amazing variety of languages, cultures, customs and traditions.
The exhibition includes many original pieces and reconstructions, some seen for the first time in Italy: from the Homo naledi discovered in a South African cave in 2013 to Israeli choppers, the first stone tools found outside Africa, dating to 1.6 million years ago, from the remarkable Neanderthal finds discovered in the Fumane Cave to the reconstruction of the Lucy skeleton, the fossil of the skull found in the Qafzeh Cave in Israel, the Altamura Man, the Neanderthal man found in a cave in Apulia, and the footprints of Homo ergaster discovered in June 2016.