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Cafe Neandertal: Changing Perceptions on our Past


Bahrami describes her participation in archaeological digs in the south of France along with the lead archaeologist, Harold Dibble. Her story is a fascinating tale about a time when at least six versions of humans roamed the earth (up to 100,000 years ago) and perhaps why we should be alarmed that now there is only one. This discussion will lead to questions such as “were Neandertals like us, or did they live more in harmony with nature than Homo Sapiens who have manipulated and changed the environment around them by using technology?” Assistive listening devices available.


Panelists
Beebe Bahrami

Beebe Bahrami is a widely-published writer and cultural anthropologist specializing in narrative, memoir and creative nonfiction. She especially focuses on travel, adventure, food and wine, cross-cultural, archaeological and spiritual themes, especially from her travels and life in Europe, North America, North Africa and Southwest Asia....

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Harold Dibble

Harold Dibble is the Francis E. Johnston Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dibble received his B.A. in 1971 and Ph.D. in 1981, both from the University of Arizona. He has directed excavations at a number of sites in France, Egypt, and Morocco, and is Director of the Laboratory for the Study of Ancient Technology, which focuses on experiments in stone tool production....

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Book:
Café Neandertal
Beebe Bahrami
History

March 2017
ISBN 9781619027770
Hardcover, 300 pages
$26.00, INSTOCK
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Centered in the Dordogne region of southwestern France, one of Europe’s most concentrated regions for Neandertal and early modern human occupations, writer Beebe Bahrami follows and participates in the work of archaeologists who are doing some of the most comprehensive and global work to date on the research, exploration, and recovery of our ancient ancestors. More/less

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