Special Exhibition“The Dawn of Design – From the Oldest Stone Tools to Handaxes”


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.

Key Information

[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.

+81 3 5777 8600 (Hello Dial)

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