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Chauvet Cave: A Portal to Man's Earliest Known Art Masters
A public lecture with Dr. Jean Clottes
2012 Leakey Foundation Speaker Series on Human Origins
Location: UMFA Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke, Jr. Auditorium
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Free event -- tickets are not required, but space is limited
Journey back in time as Dr. Jean Clottes explores man’s early mastery of artistic expression in the Chauvet Cave, one of the best-known sanctuaries of prehistoric painting in the world. Discovered in 1994 in southern France, the cave’s artwork is renowned for its aesthetic quality and impressive age of over 30,000 years.
Jean Clottes is an internationally acclaimed cave art expert. He recently served as scientific advisor on prehistoric art to the French Ministry of Culture, and has led excavations of prehistoric sites throughout southern France for over thirty years.
This program is presented as part of the 2012 Leakey Foundation Speaker Series on Human Origins.