A Colorful Path: What the Ancient Pigment Ochre Tells Us About the Modern Human MindWebcasts & Online
Thursday, December 14, 2023, 11:30am – 12:30pm EST
Ochre and mineral pigments have been used for well over 100,000 years by our species, Homo sapiens. These iron-rich, brightly colored rocks are still widely used around the world today in many ways – from skin protection and medicine to paint – but how do we know how and why it was used in past?
Tammy Hodgskiss is an archaeologist and curator at Origins Centre, University of the Witwatersrand, who researches how humans used ochre in the past in southern Africa. In this presentation she will discuss new research and interpretations on early human interactions with ochre.
Moderator: Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants.
Free; registration required.
Online; Internet connection required
Natural History Museum