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The concepts of time depth and the deep past's relationship to the present are central themes within Peter Watson's The Great Divide. However, the implications of these seemingly simple ideas can sometimes be difficult for us to fully comprehend. What does 15,000 years really mean in human terms? How do our own individual experiences of time fit into this bigger narrative? How can we truly comprehend the distant, and sometimes alien, worlds that our ancestors experienced, and how are they linked to our own understanding of the here and now? This exhibtion, set around the Festival's opening lecture, will bring together a number of University of York research-driven installations which will aim to explore these questions.