FEAG visit 'Hidden Lives exhibition'

16.09.2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


‘Hidden Lives: a story of discovery’ – exhibition, tour and talk at the Cultural Zone, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton CB10 1SA
Saturday 16th September 2017
YOU MUST BOOK FOR THIS VISIT BY EMAILING: vicki.harley@care4free.net
Please book asap and by Saturday 9 September to be sure of joining the group.
The visit takes place on one of the Genome Campus regular Open Saturdays. You can view the exhibition between 12:00 and 14:30. There will also be the chance to join a tour of the research facilities (tours generally take place at 12.15 and 13.15). This is a chance to learn about the study of DNA which is being used more and more to help answer questions from archaeology and prehistory. At 15:00, there will be a talk by Rebecca Gilmore, the exhibition curator, arranged especially for FEAG members. We may also be joined by one of the project scientists.
The exhibition features archaeological artefacts discovered by Oxford Archaeology East at the Wellcome Genome Campus, including ancient human remains, some of which have had their genome sequenced. Developed in partnership with campus scientists and archaeologists, the exhibition explores what we can discover about the past from the things left behind, and how archaeology and DNA analysis can be used to help us better understand our past but also more about ourselves.