Prehistoric Zone

Prehistoric Zone

Travel millions of years back in time and walk alongside dinosaurs, then see how humanity evolved and hunt with our earliest ancestors.

Step back to an era before humans existed, millions of years ago, then see how our species emerged and began to form societies. This vast expanse of time begins just after the Permian Extinction, a dramatic event that killed up to 90% of the Earth’s species. After this point came the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods of the Mesozoic era, during which our planet was dominated by dinosaurs, until the next mass extinction event approximately 66 million years ago. Early ape ancestors emerged 20 million or so years ago, and homo sapiens first walked the Earth around half a million years ago.

What strange creatures roamed the Earth in the distant past? What features did the world’s landscapes share with the present day, and what has changed beyond recognition? How did humans evolve and survive, and what were our earliest ancestors like? Guide your students into the distant past to find out.

All of the scenes contained within this zone are shown below:

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The Triassic Period

Explore the landscape and observe the typical environment and climate living things survived in, in the Triassic Period.
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Life in The Bronze Age

The Bronze Age was a time of great change. Explore this scene to learn all about how someone lived in the Bronze Age and why this era of history is so important.
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The Evolution of Humans

Take a trip back through human history and meet the hominins that shaped human evolution. From Ausralopithecus and Homo Habilis through to Homo Erectus, Neanderthals and, eventually, Homo Sapiens. Look at how we have evolved and changed over millions of years in one, easy to understand scene.
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Stone Age Humans

Shelter in the cave and examine the earliest examples of art, or stride bravely towards the woolly mammoth, spear in hand - the choice is yours. Immerse yourself in the harsh reality of life in the Stone Age.
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The Cretaceous Period

Travel back in time by millions of years and walk among gigantic dinosaurs in this swampy landscape. Get up close to the magnificent ancient animals and observe their behaviour.

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