Searching for Cavemen in Southwest France Part 1: Neanderthals
11:00 AM /CH
Humankind’s evolutionary cousins, the Neanderthals, survived in Europe and parts of the Middle East for 250,000 years. Modern France holds the sites of some of the most significant Neanderthal excavations and discoveries. Each summer from 1996 to 1999, Dr. Steve served as the Field Laboratory Supervisor for the Penn Museum excavations at Fontechevade Cave, a site located deep in the French countryside, 45 minutes east of the town of Cognac. Come spend time in warm and sunny France learning about the role of Neanderthals in our human history – learn about digging in a cave, how to search for evidence of a past life more than 60,000 years old, and what camp life is like while on an excavation in France.
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