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
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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