archaeology

Archaeology


Thursday, June 23 • 2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. • Shapiro CD/Stream. 

Instructor: Bonnie Shirley J.D., M.A. Coordinator: Renee Cabrera

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This class addresses prehistoric art. What constitutes art is difficult to define and varies from culture to culture and from
one millennium to another. Prehistoric art most often appears to be social or religious communication, which is sometimes
also aesthetically pleasing to observers. Humans are a visual species capable of mapping, assessing a landscape and communicating ideas, and art brings these skills together. Artistic designs, objects and painting are found throughout human prehistory, but just how ancient is it? Can archaeologists provide answers?