Past interactions between Humans and Nature
Humankind is part of nature and the biological and cultural evolution of our species has always been influenced by the natural environment. On the other way, humankind gradually started to increase its own influence on nature, by controlling and exploiting and domesticating animal and plant populations, and by the development of complex human societies. The impacts of human actions on global biodiversity and climate have recently become so widespread that many observers now speak of the “Anthropocene”.
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Gallery of Humankind – Our evolution
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Anthropology and Prehistory Collections
The collections of anthropology and prehistory hold clues to the reconstruction of our human history.
Bones from 31,000 years ago indicate ancient exploitation of duck wings
Two victims of Bois du Cazier mine fire identified
August 8 1956, 262 miners lost their lives in the Bois du Cazier mine fire in Marcinelle (Charleroi).