Cost: $195.00 for 14 session(s) interactive Zoom class – 7 weeks – twice per week

Type: In Person


Instructor: Assistant Professor in the University of Arizona, School of Anthropology has directed research projects and training programs in the field for Indiana University, Northwest College, University of Memphis, and University of Maine.

Matthew Rowe

Caves and rockshelters 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, and  Meadowcroft Rockshelter remains a pivotal archaeological site in the debate about the first Americans.  Join us for a closer look at human prehistory to better understand how humans have interacted with caves and rockshelters for millions of years and consider why we are drawn to these deep, dark, places.

Meetings consist of a one-hour lecture and an optional 15-30 minutes after lecture for questions and discussion. Sessions will be recorded to enable on-demand viewing.

Optional Zoom Orientation: Jan 28, 10:00 – 10:30 am

Register for Spelunking through Prehistory: The Archaeology of Caves and Rockshelters

Online registration has been closed for this class. Please call (520) 777-5817 for information.