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Cherokee Syllabary Writing in Alabama Caves, Friday, November 9

Jan Simek, Distinguished Professor of Science in the UT Department of Anthropology and University of Tennessee President Emeritus, will present “Cherokee Syllabary Writing in Alabama Caves” Friday, November 9.

A renowned expert on Old World Paleolithic archaeology, Simek has discovered and documented a wealth of new rock art in Tennessee and throughout the region – in caves and on the open landscape – with a remarkable range of different repertoires. Simek is researching the sacred meanings of pre-Columbian art not just from the paintings, but how the many thousands of these paintings are created using a range of analytical techniques, as well as how they are distributed on the landscape, high and low.

The UT Science Forum takes place Friday, November 9 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. To request a pass, please email Amanda Womac. If you would like to receive a permit by US mail in advance of the meeting, please send an email before 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 6 and include your mailing address.