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Anthropology/Geosciences Seminar: Nicholas J. Conard

Thursday, October 11, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Storrs Campus
Konover Auditorium

Anthropology/Geosciences Seminar

Nicholas J. Conard, Director of the Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology, University of Tubingen

"The Evolution of Art and Music"

Thursday October 11, 2018


Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium

This lecture draws on recent archaeological excavations in South Africa, East Africa, the Near East and Europe to examine the evolution of figurative representation and musical traditions. While modern human anatomy evolved in Africa, the earliest evidence for figurative art, musical instruments and other symbolic artifacts appears about 40,000 years ago in western Eurasia. This talk will present new archaeological data to help explain these observations, and will focus on continuing excavations in the Swabian Jura of southwestern Germany and the early examples of figurative art and musical instruments discovered at these UNESCO World Heritage sites.


Christin Donnelly,

Geosciences (primary), Anthropology Department, UConn Master Calendar

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