Prints from the Past

Beside her work at ACA, Carenza Lewis is also Chair of the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past which is hosting its fifth international conference at the McDonald Institute this weekend. Amongst the speakers is Cambridge archaeologist Jess Cooney who has hit the headlines today with her research on Palaeolithic cave art made by young children at Rouffignac, a World Heritage Site in the Dordogne region of France. Also known as the Cave of a Hundred Mammoths, the caverns bost hundreds of ‘finger flutings’ and animal depictions made by children as young as five collaborating with adult artists almost 13,000 years ago.

You can read about Jess’ research in the Guardian and watch a video of her ‘Prehistoric Pre-School’ on the Cambridge University website.

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