- Exhibition -
  • WE love : the questioning around this human species and its disappearance
  • Age : for all, from 7 years old
  • Duration: until January 7, 2019
  • Location: Museum of Man (Paris 16th)

Neanderthal Expo of the Museum of Man offers a very successful lighting on the Neanderthal man who lived about 350,000 years and that mysteriously disappeared 30,000 years ago. This exhibition presents the daily life of this human speciesNeanderthal, a major figure in the human adventure, was long considered a primitive being. The time when Neanderthal was described as a thick brute, a distant inferior cousin of the soulless human, is definitely over. It is now recognized as a full-fledged human being. Neanderthal man has bequeathed us a small part of his genetic heritage (between 1 and 4 %) testifying to occasional crossbreeding some 100,000 years ago in the Near East. In addition to presenting our distant ancestors, the exhibition also asks us about our own destiny in the face of environmental change.

The exhibition presents more than 260 objects (including true cranial fossils of Neanderthals), multimedia devices very pedagogical, manipulations accessible to children from 7 years. The course of the expo is divided into 3 themes: the habitat in the section entitled "The time of a day", morphology and behaviors during the passage named "The time of a lifetime," then the exhibition tries to  put this species into perspective with Homo Sapiens in the section entitled "The Time of a Species". In the end, the exhibition allows you to discover  the "typical day" of a man nearly 400,000 years ago, his environment, his lifestyle, his way of eating and dressing .... 

Practical information

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  • From Wednesday to Monday from 10h to 18h
  • Weekly closing on Tuesdays
  • Closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th
  • Until January 7, 2019

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