Neanderthal man. Painting by Mauro Cutrona. Courtesy by Marco Peresani, Ferrara University.
International Conference under the aegis of UISPP (The International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences) and the auspicies of IFRAO (The International Federation of Rock Art Organisations);
President of the Scientific Committee: Henry de Lumley, Director of the Institute of Human Palaeontology in Paris.
The Vice Presidents are: Luiz Oosterbeek, Secretary General of the UISPP (The International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences); Giacomo Giacobini, Director of the Human Anatomy Museum, Turin University; Robert Bednarik, Secretary General of the IFRAO (The International Federation of Rock Art Organizations).
Scientific Committee: Juan Luis Arsuaga, Director of the Museum of Human Evolution, Burgos, University of Madrid; Marta Arzarello, University of Ferrara; Hipolito Collado, Director of the Extremadura Archaeological Superintendency; Enrico Comba, University of Turin; Annie Echassoux, Laboratory of Prehistory – Lazaret-Nice; Clive Finlayson, Museum of Gibraltar Director; David Frayer, Kansas University; Jean-Marie Le Tensorer, University of Basel; Daniele Ormezzano, Museum of Natural Science, Turin; Marcel Otte, University of Liege; Marco Peresani, University of Ferrara; Dario Seglie, CeSMAP Director, IFRAO-UNESCO Liaison Officer; Mike Singleton, Louvain University.
Media: Andrew Howley, National Geographic, Washington DC; Maurizio Menicucci, Rai-Tv, Turin.
“Dreaming: Neanderthal” – gravure, 1968, by Tere Grindatto; courtesy of the Author
This conference will be held by Centro Studi e Museo d’Arte Preistorica (CeSMAP), Pinerolo:
“Is there palaeoart before modern humans ?
Did Neanderthals or other early humans create ‘art’ ?”
International Conference to be held at the University of Turin, Italy
From 22 to 26 August 2018
Academic sessions will be from 22 to 24 August 2018,
followed by field trips to Neanderthal sites on 25 and 26 August (Fumane Cave, Verona, Italy and Ciota Ciara Cave, Borgosesia, Italy).
The three sessions:
1. Changes in environment and human adaptations.
2. Changes in the utilitarian and non-utilitarian productions in two million years of human history.
3. The dawn of art-like productions and behaviours.
First Announcement: CALL FOR SUBMISSION OF PRELIMINARY PROPOSALS.
Alternative suggestions are invited, as well as expressions
of interest in organising specific sessions or symposia.
Further announcements will be made progressively.
Interested researchers are encouraged to submit preliminary proposals by e-mail to: