Starting with the Elephant...

As part of COAST 2011, the Sainsbury Centre ran a series of workshops inspired by the West Runton mammoth fossil. We were joined by artists, scientists and local experts for activities exploring geology, biodiversity and the artistic potential of the local area.

Activities included the chance to: 

  • Contribute to the creation of a Human Sundial by making a ‘tablet of time’ with artists Doo Gurney and Alison Atkins.
  • Follow a trail to discover more about the local ecosystem and collect samples to examine under the microscope - see what you can identify!
  • Find out how DNA from the fossil could be used to bring the mammoth
  • back to life.
  • See a short film about the discovery of the West Runton mammoth