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UT President Emeritus Jan Simek to Discuss “The Oldest Cave Paintings in America” October 13

UT President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Jan Simek will present “The Oldest Cave Paintings in America” at the next UT Science Forum Friday, October 13.

Native American people in Southeast North America were among the few people in the world to use caves extensively to produce cave art. This practice began perhaps 6,000 years ago and continued until the European contact period. From the beginning, the art was linked to religion and ideas about the order of the cosmos.  In his presentation, Simek will discuss this art, new approaches to it, and the current state of our knowledge.

The UT Science Forum takes place Friday, October 13 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe (located at 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way), Room A.

Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the arena. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

We have temporary parking passes available for our guests who do not have UT parking passes. An RSVP is required for the pass. Please email Amanda Womac for more details.