Sam Challis, Senior Researcher at the Rock Art Research Institute at Wits University, will discuss "The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art" by Prof. David Lewis-Williams (Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2004). This book is a study of Upper Palaeolithic European rock art and it details the various approaches to rock art analysis and interpretation. In the light of the Wonders of Rock Art. Lascaux Cave and Africa exhibition, Sam Challis aims to link David Lewis-Williams’ theses to the cave paintings which can currently be observed at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre.
Date: 28 June 2018
Venue: Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
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This presentation is part of the public lecture series Rock Art and Symbolic Expression. A Southern Africa – France Dialogue, organised by IFAS Research (French Institute of South Africa) Origins Centre Museum, Rock Art Research Institute and Sci-Bono Discovery Centre (Speak2AScientist) from April to December 2018.
For more information about "Wonders of Rock Art. Lascaux Cave and Africa" exhibition now at Sci Bono Discovery Centre, visit: Website: https://www.sci-bono.co.za/lascaux.html