Activity: Finds from the old stone age

06 July 2024 10:00 - 18:00 The Royal Society Free

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2024

Get hands-on with some prehistoric artefacts found in Hackney, and get the chance to hold a tool made by Neanderthals hundreds of thousands of years ago. What can these ancient discoveries tell us about these early humans and their way of life? 

Discover some of the creatures that used to roam London, including the largest ever land mammal taller than a double decker bus. Learn how archaeologists can tell whether they have found a mammoth or elephant by looking at their teeth.

Attending the event

This drop-in activity will be held in the City of London Room 1 on Saturday 6 July 2024, 10am  —  6pm.

  • Free to attend, no ticket required
  • Due to limited capacity, there may be times when queuing is necessary for a short period. Please note that we operate on a first-come, first-served basis
  • This activity will take place in person at the Royal Society
  • Suitable for everyone 
  • Travel and accessibility information and details on planning your visit - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

For all enquiries, please email us.

Image credit: Hackney Museum