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* An evening with Dr Chris Thomas talk titled : Marvellous Mammoths *
Wednesday November 9, 2016 | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Three different species of mammoth roamed across Britain, as well as elephants, hippos, rhinos and aurochs!
Chris will take us on a journey back in time: From the present to nearly 3 million years ago – and back again. A story based in the East of England but relevant to the rest of the UK.
Come on an 18,000 kilometre round trip from St Petersburg to Siberia to recover the very first intact mammoth in 1902. There’s the mystery of how and when a sample of this mammoth’s hair came to the Norris Museum, in St Ives, Huntingdonshire, UK.
Going back in time, to before the current ice age and its waves of ice began, we discover mammoths here in the East of England.
Just as we find at least three different mammoth species, our Eastern region boasts evidence of modern humans, Neanderthals and the even earlier Homo heidelbergensis, 800,000 years ago.
The author of the book Marvellous Mammoths, Dr Chris Thomas, was lured into the Norris Museum by chance and ended up researching mammoths, the ice ages and ancient humans for the Marvellous Mammoths exhibition in 2015.
The event on Wednesday the 9th of November 2016 is free to members of The Stamford and District Geological Society. And for visitors a charge of £3 please. You can also apply for membership on the night.
The Venue :
Tinwell Village Hall