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Invisible No More: Reclaiming the Significant Roles of Prehistoric Women

  • Houston Museum of Fine Arts 1001 Bissonnet Street Houston, TX, 77005 United States (map)

DISCOVER Lecture Series

Cosponsored by Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


Speaker - Dr. James M. Adovasio; Director of Archaeology at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University

An untold story about women in prehistory has emerged in recent decades, with provocative implications for our assumptions about gender today.  Women’s roles in prehistory have often been undetected because many of their creations used materials that were perishable. Critical innovations—including the tailored clothing necessary for life in colder climates, baskets for storage, ropes used to make rafts that enabled long-distance travel by water, and nets used for communal hunting—were often manufactured and used by women. Most importantly, evidence points to women playing a central role in the development of language and complex social interactions—in short, in our becoming human.   

Free Admission

Earlier Event: January 11
The Past is the Future