When: Thursdays Feb 9 – Mar 23 10:00 am – noon

Where: The Hampton Inn

Cost: $195.00 for 7 session(s)

Type: In Person


Instructor: Assistant Professor of Practice in the University of Arizona, School of Anthropology has directed research projects

Caves and rock shelters preserve some of the most spectacular and important archaeological discoveries and are important archaeological resources worldwide.  Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc (~30,000 years ago) and Lascaux Cave (~17,000 years old) preserve some of the earliest, and perhaps, most spectacular cave paintings ever discovered.  Shanidar Cave provides a window into a 65,000-year-old Neanderthal burial, complete with flowers and evidence of healed injuries, suggesting a more complex socialization and culture than previously suspected.  Meadowcroft Rockshelter remains a pivotal archaeological site in the debate about the first Americans.  Join us for an exploration of human prehistory, archaeological methodology and theory.  We’ll explore humanity through the lens of caves and rockshelters and consider why humans are drawn to these deep, dark, places.

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