ABSTRACT:« Is there palaeoart before modern humans ? Did Neanderthals or other early humans create ‘art’ ? | 23-27/08/2018 | Turin

Is there palaeoart before modern humans ?
Did Neanderthals or other early humans create ‘art’ ? | 23-27/08/2018

First Announcement: International Conference under the aegis of UISPP (The International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences) and the auspicies of IFRAO (The International Federation of Rock Art Organisations) | This conference will be held by Centro Studi e Museo d’Arte Preistorica (CeSMAP)

Campus « Luigi Einaudi », University of Turin, Italy | From 22 to 267 August 2018

President of the Scientific Committee:
Prof. Dr. Henry de Lumley,
Director of the Institute of Human Palaeontology in Paris

Vice Presidents:
Luiz Oosterbeek, Secretary General of the UISPP
(International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences)
Giacomo Giacobini, Director of the Human Anatomy Museum,
Turin University
Robert Bednarik, Secretary General of the IFRAO
(International Federation of Rock Art Organizations)

« Neanderthal Man », Painting by Mauro Cutrona  | Courtesy by Marco Peresani, Ferrara University

Scientific Committee:
Juan Luis Arsuaga, Director of the Museum of Human Evolution, Burgos, University of Madrid
Marta Arzarello, University of Ferrara
Hipolito Collado, Director of the Extremadura Archaeological Superintendency
Enrico Comba, University of Turin
Clive Finlayson, Museum of Gibraltar Director
David Frayer, University of Kansas
Jean-Marie Le Tensorer, University of Basel
Daniele Ormezzano, Museum of Natural Science, Turin
Marcel Otte, University of Liege
Marco Peresani, University of Ferrara
Dario Seglie, CeSMAP Director,
IFRAO-UNESCO Liaison Officer
Mike Singleton, University of Louvain

Andrew Howley, National Geographic, Washington DC
Maurizio Menicucci, Rai-Tv, Turin

Alternative suggestions are invited, as well as expressions of interest in organising specific sessions or symposia.
Further announcements will be made progressively.
Interested researchers are encouraged to submit preliminary proposals by e-mail to: dario.seglie@alice.it

Homo Neanderthalensis | Neanderart 2018

Session 1:

Changes in environment and human adaptations


José Luis Arsuaga, Hipolito Collado, Luiz Oosterbeek, David Frayer

Session 2:

Changes in the utilitarian and non-utilitarian productions in two million years of human history


Henry de Lumley, Giacomo Giacobini, Clive Finlayson, Jean-Marie Le Tensorer

Session 3:

The dawn of art-like productions and behaviours


Robert Bednarik, Marco Peresani, Marcel Otte, Mike Singleton

Session 3a:

On colorful stones and animal bones: Human selection, collection and use of exceptional materials for tool making in the Palaeolithic


Ella Assaf, Francesca Romagnoli

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