A few weeks ago the wonderful Kate Parish wrote a fantastic piece about the Ancient art Archive for the Sewanee News (here).
One of the things we are doing with the Archive is trace humanity's spread across the planet. As we expanded out of Africa and into the what was then a new world we recorded what was important to us on rock and cave walls across the planet. It is the history of the first people, our people, told in the first person.
UT anthropologist and board member Jan Simek wonderfully sums up what we hope to accomplish.
“They are speaking, we are not able to listen to them just yet. We are grappling with ways to try and hear their words.”
It is a long haul, looking at all these sites across the planet and trying to help tease out that first story. But using new imaging and modeling techniques we have already begun to tease out new threads to this story.
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Published by: Stephen Alvarez in Chauvet