January 14, 2014
Watch these lively and engaging Dutch artists, the Kennis brothers, as they produce life-sized models of a Neanderthal and an early Homo sapiens, modeled on likely candidates for the earliest Britons, although some speculate that these may have been members of Homo Erectus, whose remains have been found in the near- and far-east and which preceded both of the above and is a species of hominid. The archeological dig, underneath a Â£15-a-night caravan park in Norfolk, England would precede at least two Ice Ages, where Britain was alternately submerged and emerged above sea level.
Discoveries at the site include one million-year-old artifacts and fossilized animal remains, which are the oldest ever found in the UK. Scientists now believe that it was the first, or one of the first settlement sites of early humans.
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story: Telling the dramatic story of ancient Britain, its changing landscapes and the people that lived here, the exhibition is open at the Museum between 13 February-28 September 2014. Book your tickets now to see the models face-to-face: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/britainmillionyears