Department of Anthropology

Harold Dibble - Seminar Series 2010-2011

Mon, April 18, 2011 | SAC 5.118

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

“Neandertal Control of Fire”

Evidence from Pech de l’Azé IV and Roc de Marsal Recent excavations in the Mousterian cave sites of Pech de l’Azé IV and Roc de Marsal (SW France) have revealed a series of exceptionally well-preserved fire features.  While these features are interesting for what they may tell us about the use of fire at that time, it is also true that the evidence for pyrotechnology is rare at this time, both at these two sites and in the Mousterian in general.  This evidence, along with the question of what it means for the role of fire in Neandertal adaptations, will be discussed.

A light lunch will be served.

Part of the Department of Anthropology 2010-2011 Seminar Series. For further information, please contact Dr. Sofian Merabet at

*The SAC, or Student Activity Center, is a new building on campus and may not be marked on your map. It is located at 2101 Speedway, adjacent to the Gregory Gym. SAC 5.118 is in the East Wing of the building on the fifth floor.

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