AASVLooking @ Rock Art through Graffiti:w/thanks to John Clegg by DrMBullen
Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (AEDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Looking at Rock Art through Graffiti: with thanks to John Clegg
Presented by Dr Margaret Bullen
Recently retired archaeologist, John Clegg took a delight in challenging conservative ways of thinking. He could be as subversive as graffiti forcing his listeners whether at a rock site or in a lecture theatre, to think outside the square. John brought the subject of graffiti into discussions on rock art and this paper will consider how far this idea can be taken. Did the artists of Lascaux have approval to paint?
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Archaeological & Anthropological Society of Victoria (AASV)
The Archaeological and Anthropological Society of Victoria was formed in 1976 through the amalgamation of two societies, the Anthropological Society of Victoria and the Archaeological Society of Victoria. Although one was formed 30 years before the other both owed their origin to inspiring lectures given by singularly gifted academic lecturers to what were largely non-academic audiences. Both lecturers were on the staff of the University of Melbourne but stimulated the enthusiasm of people outside the university community.
The AASV welcomes members from all walks of life: professional archaeologists and anthropologists, students, and interested laypeople. We hold monthly meetings with free lectures covering a wide range of topics from the broad disciplines of archaeology and anthropology, and we offer a range of activities including fieldtrips and the opportunity to participate on archaeological digs. While the Pacific region has a special place in the work of the Society, lectures cover a wide range of topics and regions across the world. Links with the University of Melbourne, LaTrobe University and Monash are strong with both staff and students regularly speaking to the society about their work.