Speaker at the GAAS November 9th meeting will discuss Spanish Paleolithic cave

Submitted by Allen Vegotsky (vegotsky@earthlink.net)

Greater Atlanta Archaeological Society member Allen Vegotsky sent thesga.org this notice…. GAAS is a Chapter of the Society for Georgia Archaeology.

GAAS_logo_150I am very pleased to pass on this notice of the next GAAS presentation by Dr. Jim D’Angelo. Jim will give a Powerpoint talk on his recent visit to Cueva de la Pileta in Spain, one of the few Paleolithic caves in Europe still open to the public.

The cave is located in the Andalucia region in the Sierra Nevada mountain range 12 kilometers from Ronda, Spain’s oldest city. In the cave are ancient drawings of deer, horses, fish, goats, bulls, and abstract figures thought to be related to a lunar calendar. The cave has been occupied from the Upper Paleolithic through the Moorish period by both Cro-Magnon and Homo sapiens residents. The presentation will begin at 7:30 PM, November 9th, at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History (located on Clifton Road, just north of Ponce de Leon).
 
Dr. D’Angelo has more than 40 years of archaeological experience in CRM, academia, and post retirement. Last year he retired from TRC where he directed archaeological surveys, testing, and data recovery projects. In 2005, he helped to organize the Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS), a Chapter of the SGA, where he served as the archaeological advisor. GARS is perhaps best known for its important work on the Fort Daniel site; Jim has directed the field and laboratory work related to Fort Daniel and he is President of the Fort Daniel Foundation, created to conserve this site. 
 
If you would like to join the speaker for dinner prior to the meeting, we will be dining at Benedetti’s Italian Restaurant, 2064 N. Decatur Road (northwest corner of N. Decatur Road and Clairmont Road) at 5:30 PM. Please let me know as soon as possible if you will be joining the group so we can reserve a table or tables. I can be reached by email or call 770-270-1034.

The November GAAS newsletter, Atlanta Antiquity, is now available by clicking here.

Allen suggests that because of construction, you may want to avoid unnecessary travel on N. Decatur Road in the vicinity of Emory University.

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