Main Features of the Exhibition'
“Reconsidering the dawn of design from the oldest stone tools reported from Ethiopia”
●This exhibition is a unique opportunity for the public in Japan to appreciate 8 stone tools scientifically treasured in Ethiopia, thanks to the long-term collaboration between the University Museum, the University of Tokyo and the National Museum of Ethiopia.
●The oldest stone tools, as well as the oldest “designed” stone tools of which handaxes are most representative, prompt a new reflection on the origins and development of tools during the early periods of mankind.
●At the Hongo Campus, a detailed exhibition on early stone tool technologies and their development is presented in parallel until January 28.
［Title］Special Exhibition “The Dawn of Design – From the Oldest Stone Tools to Handaxes”
［Dates］December 12, 2017 – April 8, 2018
［Opening Hours］11:00 - 18:00 (open until 20:00 on Friday and Saturday; last entry 30 minutes before closing) *Opening hours may change.
［Closed on］Mondays (or the following Tuesday if Monday is a National Holiday) and Year-end holidays. May close irregularly.
［Venue］Intermediatheque 2F [GREY CUBE]
［Organizers］The University Museum, the University of Tokyo (UMUT)
［Cooperation］Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (A.R.C.C.H.) of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Ethiopia, Gona Paleoanthropological Research Project, Konso Paleoanthropological Research Project, Middle Awash Research Project
［Admission］Free of charge
［Address］KITTE 2-3F, 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
［Access］JR lines and Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line Tokyo Station. Direct access from the Marunouchi Underground Pathway.
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