Friday, 10 January 2014

Eastbourne Ancestors (art)

I've been fascinated by the progress of the Eastbourne Ancestors project over the past year. They have been posting regular updates and am now very much looking forward to seeing the results of all their hard work. The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded them a grant in April and an incredibly popular Community Excavation took place over the summer months in the Rodmill area of town.

A brand new feature for 2014 will be the Eastbourne Ancestors exhibition, open at The Pavilion until November, which adjoins the fortress grounds. This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age. With discoveries including a rare African lady dating back to Roman times, found nearby at Beachy Head, the exhibition includes 3D and 2D facial reconstructions and a chance to see their story, with scientific results telling us, where they resided, what they ate, what they did for a living, their social status and how they died.

Please note this exhibition is held in The Pavilion, which adjoins the fortress grounds. The exhibition will however remain open during the annual fortress winter closure (fortress closed between 18 November and 31 March).

The Pavilion, Sat 18th Jan - Sun 16th Nov 2014, 10:00-17:00.
Free admission.