The Human Transformation of Caves and Sheltered Spaces

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 7pm — Michael Ames Theatre — Free with museum admission
In addition to the heritage value associated with artworks, decorated rock shelters and caves are also social spaces modified and transformed by ancient peoples. Landscape analysis of the places inscribed with artworks allows us a window into the cultural practices surrounding the use of these places: the transformation of space, the purposeful movement of materials, the organization of thought processes, etc.
The worldwide study of decorated sites using scientific and social science methods allows us to understand these cultural acts. This lecture focuses on two different decorated sites: Chauvet cave (France) and Nawarla Gabarnmang (Arnhem land, Australia).
Jean-Jacques Delannoy is a professor at the University of Savoie-Mont Blanc where he founded the EDYTEM Laboratory. he is also a member of the scientific research team for Chauvet Cave.
Co-sponsored by MOA, the Peter Wall Institute for Advance Studies, and the Consulate General of France in Vancouver.
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