Thirty-five thousand years ago, Cro-Magnon humans (modern humans) arrived in Western Europe. Despite incredible hardships of advancing and retreating glaciers and very large mammals such as cave bears, they created extraordinary art deep in the caves of France and Spain. Where did the art come from? What can we learn about the Cro-Magnon people from their art? Why did the creation of the cave art continue essentially unchanged for 25,000 years? Why did this era end 10,000 years ago? The course will explore what we know about this period of human history and how we know it.
LEADER: Kay Widmer is an award-winning science teacher who has taught environmental and other sciences at all grade levels. She has a passionate interest in the deep past of human history.
WEDNESDAYS: 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon 8 weeks: September 26 through November 14
LOCATION: Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville