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2 Million Years of Migration

The exhibition was inspired by the current political situation and is
intended to bridge the temporal gap between the ice age and today. An
important aim is to create awareness for how archeology can help us grasp
contemporary societal challenges.

The current migration waves from Africa and Western Asia into Europe is sparking extensive discussions and will continue to accompany European society for years to come.

By drawing attention to the earliest history of human development, the organizers would like to show that migration has always been an integral part of human existence – it is not a contemporary phenomenon. People were always mobile. Searching for food, water, and other resources, people have always moved short and long distances, into new regions and continents. The exhibition presents our different roots in Africa and Western Asia.

Humans originated in Africa. Homo erectus and, later, anatomically modern humans came from Africa into Asia and Europe and dispersed from there. Only 7000 years ago farmers and pastoralists came from what is now Turkey into Europe. Here, they mixed with the modern populations. 4000 years ago, people from the Eastern Steppes came west, resulting again in cultural mixture and exchange.

Packaged in a special design, the exhibition invites visitors to discover the causes, mechanisms and effects behind the phenomenon of migration. In this turn, they will see that we all are a part of it.

Floor area

300-500m²
Language(s)
German
For rent
For loan

Monthly fee

5000€

Insurance value

104383€

Setup time

3.0days

Dismantling time

5.0days
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Contact

Melanie
Wunsch

Telephone

02104.979726

Email

Keywords

  • migration

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