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BBC Preshistoric Autopsy Tour

October 22, 2012

Tonight, Monday 22 October at 9pm on BBC Two there is new three part programme called Prehistoric Autopsy. It’s a journey into our evolutionary past, piecing together the bodies of our prehistoric family.

The Manchester Museum is hosting a touring exhibition to link with the show, from Saturday 27 to Tuesday 30 October. Visitors will come face-to-face with three of our earliest ancestors: a Neanderthal, a Homo Erectus and an Australopithecus Afarensis. The centrepiece of the exhibition will be the actual models used in the television series which have been rebuilt in extraordinary detail based on fragmented remains of ancient bones and the latest scientific research. This is great timing, as on 26 October the Museum’s new Ancient Worlds galleries open to the public.

On Monday 29 October, Dr Isabelle De Groote, will be speaking at the Museum and will give us a greater insight into three of the most iconic members of our prehistoric family: A Neanderthal, a Homo erectus and an Australopithecus afarensis. To book visit the BBC tours website.

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