Atapuerca’s fieldwork season takes place usually on July. Saturday is the day off and the visit to the Museo de la Evolución Humana is one of the favorite activities among the excavation team workers. Last July, Ethel Allué was there and took a tour at the Museo de la Evolución Humana.
In this post we are not going to discover everything; as if you are attending the UISPP 2014 you will be able to visit it yourself. We will just mention a couple of interesting things. Evidences of the use of fire are explained at the museum’s second floor, there are two panels with explanations on the first evidences of use and control of fire and an audiovisual explaining the facts and site evidences.
Next to the panels there is also a huge round structure in which you can experience the evolution of energy through time. Besides fire, the large scale reproduction of the brain and the reconstruction of the Beagle are some of the most stunning things to look inside and experience.
On July the 22nd the Museo de la Evolución Humana inaugurated the exhibition The Cradle of humanity that can be visited on wendesday the 3rd during the UISPP2014 Congress.