Hand to Handle

From Hand to Handle: The First Industrial Revolution

Location: Tate Hall Museum, second floor

Tools made of more than one part – composite tools – were a major step forward in our evolution. The invention of a knife with a handle required the ability to envisage something that did not exist, and then developing the skill to make it.

This exhibition explores this massive leap forward which changed forever the way that tools were made and will uncover what we know about these people by the material evidence they left behind.

Some of our exhibition panels include the work of Kennis and Kennis who produce scientifically accurate facial reconstructions of our extinct ancestors using evidence from the fossil record. You can find out more about them and their amazing work on their website.

With thanks to Dr Larry Barnham, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Liverpool.