The Origins of the Arts

The Origins of the Arts

Keynote Session

The Expressive Culture of Early Humans: Archaeological Evidence for the Origins of the Arts
Randall White, NYU

Session I

African Origins
Benjamin Smith, The University of Western Australia

Arts of the Neandertals
Marco Peresani, University of Ferrara, Italy

Session II

Personal Ornamentation: The Allure of Mammoth Ivory
Claire Heckel, The American Museum of Natural History

Early Expressive Culture in Island Southeast Asia

Sue O’Connor, The Australian National University
Michelle Langley, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Earliest Arts of Australia

Bruno David, Monash University, Australia

Aurignacian Instrumental Music
Anna Friederike Potengowskski, Berlin, Germany