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Genevieve von Petzinger: Cave Art Research

Genevieve von Petzinger is a Phd student at University of Victoria who is doing ground breaking research on cave art dating from the Ice Age.  As an under grad student she asked a simple question about the geometric signs that are often present with the images of animals in these very early paintings.  And that initial wondering has lead to years of exciting research and travel!

I so enjoyed talking to Genevieve.  Her enthusiasm is contagious and she is taking her work in many unexpected directions which have some pretty exciting implications for the study of the beginnings of writing. 

Genevieve is giving a talk titled Did Shamanistic Practices Inspire the Earliest Art?  on Wed. Jan 18, 4:30 pm at U. Vic. in the Engineering and Computer Science Building, room 124.


Genevieve von Petzinger

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