Beyond Herzog: Current Thinking About Ice Age Cave Art
Sponsored by AIA San Francisco Society
AIA Society Event: San Francisco
Friday, May 4, 2012 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
370 Dwinelle Hall, U C Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
In this talk, Prof. Conkey will discuss the current ways of thinking about and studying the Ice Age "arts" of
Paleolithic Europe. While Herzog's movie, "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" brought a 3-D exposure
to a wider public about the now-famous Grotte Chauvet (Ardèche, France) there is much more to
think about than the "enchantment" of the images and the "virtuosities" of the creators. Recent
work in understanding the technologies of the image-making, the chrono-spatial patternings of
image-making (including a newly discovered site in central Europe) and assessments of the
interpretive field will be discussed.
Note: The Spring Reception will take place before this lecture. More
information will be available in late March or early April.