Lunedì Nov 20

Anthropology

The cabinets devoted to the origin and evolution of man are located in the hall of the Pliocene and Pleistocene. The exhibition is introduced by human phylogeny and concludes with the main findings in the area of Bergamo.

The first showcases highlight some fossil forms, now completely extinct. Part of the relief is given by Australopithecus, genus found in Africa. Particularly thorough reconstruction of our most famous ancestor "Lucy", whose skeletal remains are in recomposed natural scale in the window.

In Africa, about 2 and half million years ago, the first human form appeared , Homo habilis, so named for its ability to build tools. Here are all the other descendants until you get to Homo sapiens sapiens, or ourselves. Describes the anatomical changes, language, technological evolution and spiritual tools through increasingly complex and expressive forms which prehistoric cave paintings of high artistic level.

The last cabinet displays human remains of the province of Bergamo, Bergamo shows the distribution of the sites where they were recovered the remains of about fifty individuals. The study of these finds has been possible to trace a brief description of Bergamo in Prehistory. It highlights the extraordinary detail on the phalanx exposed showing even small traces of the ancient cloth.