Buxton International Festival

Rebecca Wragg Sykes

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Since their discovery more than 160 years ago, Neanderthals have metamorphosed from the losers of the human family tree to A-list hominins.

Using her experience at the cutting-edge of Palaeolithic research, Rebecca casts aside clichés of rag-clad brutes in an icy wasteland. She reveals them to be curious, clever connoisseurs of their world, technologically inventive and ecologically adaptable over 300,000 of massive climate change. Rebecca is co-founder of the influential Trowelblazers project, which highlights women in archaeology, palaeontology and geology.

  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £12