The section displays archaeological remains, which bear testimony to human evolution and cultural development in Zambia, and dates back to about 3.0 million years ago. One of the most fascinating exhibits is the cast of Kabwe (Broken Hill) 

Man skull, whose ancient remains were recovered at Kabwe Mine site in central Zambia in 1921. Broken Hill Man had a cranial capacity of 1280 cm3 which is well within the range shown by modern man.The specimen is of major significance as one of the very few hominid fossils from sub-Saharan Africa which represents the hominids of the later Acheulian industries. The site is dated to 200 000 years ago.

On display are also objects which reflect technological advances in prehistoric stone tools. The most common form of tool technology used by early hominid was made from stones. Transformation from Stone Age economy through tools such as hand axe, cleaver and bola, flakes to metal using agro-pastoral economy is attested by iron implements (hoe, axe, and spear), smelting furnace debris, and trade copper ingots (crosses). There are many Archaeological sites of Zambia's ancient past such as Kalambo falls, Mumbwa caves and Victoria Falls which are of great cultural value to the country's education system and tourism industry 

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