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CIRHUS, September 29, Randall WHITE discusses new discoveries of Prehistoric art

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 29, 12:30 PM

CIRHUS lunchtime seminar

Aurignacian graphic art in SW France: New discoveries

CIRHUS, Deans' Conference Room, 2nd floor


Over the past decade major Franco-American archaeological field operations in the Vézère Valley of SW France have resulted in the discovery, dating and contextualization of significant new works of Paleolithic graphic art. These works are attributed to the Aurignacian archaeological culture 41-28 000 years ago and occur not in the deep underground, but in seasonally occupied living sites. This seminar describes this long-term research project and presents these new works to CIRHUS members and interested scholars and students.

Randall White is CIRHUS Director and Professor of Anthropology at New York University. He has excavated Paleolithic sites in SW France for more than four decades.