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Modern Humans’ Earliest Artwork and Music: New European Discoveries

Tue, Mar 20 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Free

Geological Lecture Hall (Harvard Peabody Museum)

Randall White, a professor in New York University’s Anthopology Department, gives a seminar at Harvard’s Peabody Museum on prehistoric artistic and musical practices by Aurignacian peoples from 35,000 years ago.

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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. Randall White 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.


Tue, Mar 20 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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