From: Stadt Sch�ningen [SMTP:luetgert@...
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 1999 4:36 AM
Subject: Urgent Appeal!!!
Appeal! Appeal! Appeal! Appeal! Appeal! Appeal! Appeal!
I am writing to inform you that the city council of Schoeningen, Lower
Saxony/Germany, is planning an archaeological research and exhibition center
at one of the most important palaeolithic find spots in the world. The aim
is to establish a museum combined with open-air display which focuses on the
development of the landscape and its inhabitants through quaternary from the
Elster glaciation until today.
As you may know excavations of several Middle Pleistocene sites at the edge
of the brown-coal mine of Schoeningen have produced thousands of
well-preserved organic finds (!) including seventeen complete horse skulls
and eight wooden spears with an age of ca. 400.000 years B. P. - so far the
oldest hunting weapons of mankind!
see Nature 385, 1997, 807-10
or look at
At this stage we are not sure if we will get the chance to carry out the
project. Financial sponsors will have to be found and regional authorities
will have to be convinced.
If you are of the opinion that something has to be done soon to open that
important archaeological site to the public...
...please do not hesitate to send a signed letter or an email to:
Dr. des. Stephan A. L�tgert M. A.
Research and Exhibition Centre Sch�ningen
We look forward to receiving your statements as soon as possible!
Please inform your colleagues and friends, too.