Eastbourne Ancestors: 1 February - 16 November 2014
A story of life from the bones of the past
After archaeological digs, thousands of hours of scientific analysis, investigation, planning and 3D reconstruction, the ground-breaking Eastbourne Ancestors exhibition is open until 16 November 2014.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, this project began in 2012 with bone analysis dating back to Neolithic times, and is the first time such an extensive examination has taken place on one collection in the UK.
With 12 skeletons selected for further analysis, discover their story, when you visit the Eastbourne Ancestors.
FREE entry to the exhibition which is now open daily from 10am to 5pm!
Discover your ancestors at this ground-breaking new exhibition
From our extensive collection of Roman and Saxon remains, discover...
What they looked like?
What did they do for a living?
What social status were they?
What did they eat?
Had they suffered illness in life & how did they die?
Where did they come from and where did they live?
2D & 3D Cranio-Facial Reconstructions
Meet several of our ancestors at the exhibition following 2D and 3D facial reconstructions by leading academics. Below is our Saxon lady found buried on the site of ECAT at St Anne's Road.
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Become a Bone Detective
The stunning new Eastbourne Ancestors Exhibition is proving a real hit with visitors, highlighting some fascinating stories from Eastbourne’s past. One small exhibit, easy to overlook if you are in a hurry, displays some prehistoric fingerprints preserved in clay.
Eastbourne Ancestors project has uncovered a rare archaeological discovery, a skeleton with African ancestry dating to the Roman period, providing further proof of the ethnic diversity within the province of Britannia.