My next guest has suffered for his art -- Paleolithic art, Stone-Age art. He's wedged himself into tiny tunnels and explored the world's oldest art galleries by flashlight.
Professor Randall White is currently heading up the excavation of a 37,000-year-old site in southwestern France. He is one of the world's leading experts on paleolithic art, and also teaches Anthropology at New York University. Randall White's research delves into the origins of art as we know it -- and it asks why we started creating sculptures, cave paintings and jewellery in the first place.
This Thursday, October 13, he will be giving a lecture at the Université du Quebec à Montreal.