BECOMING (HU)MAN. The Evolution of Man

The new permanent anthropology exhibition features the contested territory of hominid evolution and looks at the evolution of man up to the Neolithic period.

Bipedalism and brain evolution are the two main themes addressed in two large exhibition halls. Starting with our closest living relatives, the trail leads through several paleoanthropological landmarks up to the emergence of Homo sapiens, i.e. cosmopolitan modern man.

Visitors to the museum can explore the evolution of man as a biological process unfolding over time, but also discover culture as a key trigger for humanisation. Modular displays offer both playful interactive access and optional in-depth study of complex issues.
photos © Kurt Kracher/ Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna
reconstructions © Elisabeth Daynès Paris