Omwille van verbouwingswerken is het museum tijdelijk gesloten tot 1 maart 2020
(Neo = new Lithos = stone)
After roaming through nature for thousands of years, man had acquired a wealth of knowledge. Then, a new step forward was taken by man in the Middle East about 12,000 years ago: man became a farmer. It was not necessary for him anymore to hunt and follow wild animals and he settled near his fields, his crops and his livestock. This new life-style entailed new inventions like: ceramics, agricultural implements, weaving, the wheel...
The museum covers the epoch during which man realizes a revolutionary breakthrough, namely the introduction of agriculture. This period is called the Neolithic, a timespan in which stone is still being used as raw material for the manufacture of implements. You can see polished axes, winged arrow-heads, spears, the earliest pottery, and agricultural tools like the sickle and a grinding stone.