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Public Lecture: Searching for "Older Women"

by eric — last modified February 26, 2009 04:15 PM

Professor Emerita Olga Soffer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Cotsen Institute Research Associate

What Public Lecture
When February 24, 2009
from 07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Where Lenart Auditorium, Fowler Building
Contact Name Laura Lliguin
Contact Email
Contact Phone (310) 794-4837
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Searching for "Older Women":

Women's Lives and Women's Work ca. 25,000 Years Ago


Our imagery of Ice Age life has always focused on what the buff, brave, young male hunters may have been up to.  Such a focus has totally ignored what the majority of the people in those societies  - namely the women, the children, and the elderly -  may have been doing on a day to day basis.  In this talk I explore the quotidian actions, activities, and lives of this ignored and thus unseen majority.  Looking for them in "deep time" is crucial because we cannot hope to understand people's lives in the past without considering all of humanity's extant variety and diversity in action then, as now.

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This lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available in Lot 4. Enter UCLA from Sunset Blvd. at Westwood. Drive ahead to the Parking Information Booth in Lot 4. Convenient Fowler parking is at the northeast or southeast ends of Lot 4, where automated pay stations accept $1 and $5 bills and credit cards. The parking fee is a maximum of $9. The Fowler Museum is visible to your left when you ascend from the elevator or stairs (follow pedestrian walkways, indicated by arrows).

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