Rockford College Classics Department and the Archaeological Institute of America are co-sponsoring a lecture in conjunction with the Burpee Museum of Natural History. The lecture, presented by Paul Bahn, an independent scholar from Hull, England, is titled The Shock of the Old: The Latest News on Ice Age Art and will be presented at 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, at the Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St.
This lecture will focus on the find of a number of engraved figures in caves at Creswell Crags in Nottinghamshire, England. Other new finds, both portable and in caves, in European Ice Age art will be presented and discussed as well. This event is free and open to the public.
Bahn is a free-lance writer, translator and broadcaster of archaeology. A native of England, he holds degrees from Gonville and Calus College, University of Cambridge. A member of numerous professional societies and editorial boards of magazines, he has published extensively, including books, scholarly papers, reviews and popular articles. He lectured the Rockford Society as an AIA Kress Lecturer in 2002 on the topic of Easter Island.