Wilson Museum-Inspired Book Discussion: “Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art”

Wilson Museum-Inspired Book Discussion: "Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art"
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wilson Museum, Hutchins Education Center
112 Perkins Street, Castine, Maine, 04421, Hancock County

The Wilson Museum is excited to be trying something new this year – a Wilson Museum-inspired book discussion series! The discussions will be offered both in-person and on Zoom. Participation in one or more discussions is welcomed.

The second book of the series will be “Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art” by Rebecca Wragg Sykes. Sykes, a British archaeologist who has studied Neanderthals for decades, offers a deep dive into the 21st century science and understanding of these ancient relatives, receiving recognition both from within the field and from the wider press – both the Book of the Year 2021 by Current Archaeology and one of 2021’s 100 Notable Books by The New York Times, just to note two. It is exciting for us to learn how our understanding of Neanderthals has changed since John Howard Wilson gathered numerous examples of their stone tools for his growing collection in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Books can be purchased at Compass Rose Books or borrowed through Witherle Memorial Library. The discussions are free, but please register with the museum so that the folks at Compass Rose know how many books to order!

Visit the Wilson Museum’s calendar of events to register and to see what’s to come in the book discussion series. www.wilsonmuseum.org/calendar

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