DISCOVER: Invisible No More ~ Reclaiming the Significant Roles of Prehistoric Women

The KPMG Talk

cosponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts Museum, Houston

INVISIBLE NO MORE: Reclaiming the Significant Roles of Prehistoric Women

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Musuem of Fine Arts, Houston (Brown Auditorium); 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX

Speaker – Dr. James M. Adovasio, Director of Archaeology ~ Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University

An untold story about women in prehistory has emerged in recent decades, with provocative implications for our assumptions about gender

Dr. Adovasio

today.  Women’s roles in prehistory have often been undetected because many of their creations used materials that were perishable.  Critical

innovations – including the tailored clothing necessary for life in colder climates, baskets for storage, ropes used to make rafts that enabled long-distance travel by water and nets used for communal hunting – were often manufactured and used by women.  Most importantly, evidence points women playing a central role in the development of language and complex social interactions – in short, in our becoming human.


Admission is FREE – space is limited

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James Adovasio explains to visitors to the Meadowcroft Rockshelter how the archaeological work there unfolded.
(c) 2008 Ed Massery