May 27, 2005
~ Down at Neanderthal Park ~

Ron gets a no-prize shaped like a hand axe for bringing us news of the latest in tourist-trap developments, the "science park":

Enduringly portrayed as muscle-bound, brainless and unfeeling, Neanderthals may at last start to turn the tide of opinion if a new venture has its way.

Combining tourism and archaeology, the "palaeosite" at the village of Saint-Cesaire, 140 kilometres (85 miles) north of Bordeaux, in southwestern France, aims to give visitors a breathtaking snapshot of how these hominids lived 35,000 years ago.

"It's not a museum, nor an amusement park; it's a new concept which has no equivalent anywhere in the world," said Didier Brennenmann, an engineer who spent five years overseeing the construction of the 13-million-euro ($16-million) complex.

Yet another reason to visit Europe! Wee!

Posted by scott at May 27, 2005 09:49 AM

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yeah - but it's in France. If it could be done by staying in Spain and just road-tripping in (thusly minimizing the amount of cash spent there), it'd be doable...

Posted by: ronaprhys on May 27, 2005 11:19 AM
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