When:
Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 6:00p -
7:30p

Where:
Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Art, Lectures & Conferences, Music, University

Event website:
https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/Modern-Humans-Earliest-Artwork

The earliest evidence of artwork made by modern humans, Aurignacian art, was created more than 35,000 years ago and has been found in French, German, and Romanian archaeological sites. In this free and public lecture presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Randall White, professor in the Department of Anthropology at New York University, will discuss the rich corpus of Aurignacian painting, engraving, bas-relief sculpture, musical instruments, and personal ornamentation that was studied before World War I in southwest France, along with recent discoveries from classic Aurignacian sites. He will also highlight how the combined study of archives, long-forgotten museum collections—and even back dirt (excavated material)—is contributing new discoveries and contextual data about early Eurasian expressive culture.

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20/03/2018 18:00:00 20/03/2018 19:30:00 15 Modern Humans’ Earliest Artwork and Music: New European Discoveries The earliest evidence of artwork made by modern humans, Aurignacian art, was created more than 35,000 years ago and has been found in French, German, and Romanian archaeological sites. In this free... Geological Lecture Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138 Organizer Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY Reddit