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The University of Southampton

'Cave Art & Archaeology of Art' Study Day Event

Lifelong Learning
10:00 - 16:00
7 March 2015
Avenue Campus Highfield Road Southampton SO17 1BF

For more information regarding this event, please email Lifelong Learning Team at .

Event details

We will be holding a one-day cultural event on Saturday 07 March 2015 consisting of a series of short talks led by experts from within Archaeology at Southampton. This thought-provoking and inspiring conference will offer you the opportunity to learn and engage in discussion about prehistoric art.

From the earliest times humans made visually spectacular things. This study day will explore prehistoric ‘art’ from the early creation of figurines in the Ice Age (Upper Palaeolithic) to the decoration of metalwork and other utensils in the Iron Age. You will be introduced to some of the conceptual issues involved in the study of prehistoric art. For example how do we define ‘art’, and how do we know that prehistoric people made ‘art’? You will learn about the different arts of prehistoric Europe and will learn about their context and significance to prehistoric peoples. The study day provides an overview of current techniques and approaches to the study of prehistoric art from a group of scholars at the cutting edge of research.


Dr Andrew Jones:  Introduction to the study of archaeological art
Dr Rebecca Farbstein: The first ceramics: the Upper Palaeolithic arts of the Czech Republic and Croatia
Joana Valdez-Tullett: Open air rock art in the Coa valley, Portugal and the Atlantic rock art phenomenon
Dr Andrew Jones: Making a mark: the art of Neolithic Britain and Ireland
Dr Marta Diaz-Guardamino: The later prehistoric art of the Iberian peninsula
Dr Marta Diaz-Guardamino: Demonstration/discussion of rock art recording techniques
Helen Chittock: 'Celtic art' - Iron Age art of Britain


£40 full rate (please email us for details of our new Loyalty Scheme)

£25 loyalty rate (Harbour Lights Members, Friends of Parkes, English Teachers Network, university staff and alumni)

£12.50 discount rate (students/sixth form & college students and those in receipt of income-based Job Seeker's Allowance, Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Council Tax or Housing Benefit)

All prices include lunch and refreshments



Please note that prior booking is required for attendance of this event.

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