Family fun with ancient history and updates on DNA in Hinxton

PUBLISHED: 16:00 11 October 2017

There will be half-term fun at the Wellcome Genome Campus exploring archaelogy and DNA

There will be half-term fun at the Wellcome Genome Campus exploring archaelogy and DNA

Archant

Families can learn more about the people who lived on the banks of the River Cam thousands of years ago, and about the latest reseach on DNA during half-term at the Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre in Hinxton.

On Saturday, October 21 from noon to 4pm, there will be a family fun day at the Campus’ Hidden Lives exhibition. Children can dig for artefacts like an archaeologist, extract DNA from fruit, and find out about the people who lived in our area thousands of years ago.

The Hidden Lives exhibition displays the remains of people living on the banks of the River Cam thousands of years ago.

The exhibition shows what genetic analysis revealed about the population of the East of England in the Iron Age and Anglo-Saxon period and what this tells us about the population today.

Entry is free but booking is required online at bit.ly/hidden-lives. The Hidden Lives exhibition runs until December.

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