Program on Prehistoric Cave Art of the Cumberland Plateau is April 7

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Chattanooga Area Historical Association and the Local History Department of the Public Library invites all to a talk by Dr. Jan Simek on "Prehistoric Cave Art of the Cumberland Plateau."  The program will be on Monday April 7 at 6pm at the downtown Chattanooga Public Library.

Dr. Simek is a Distinguished Professor of Science at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He received his B.A. degree in Anthropology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Anthropology from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Dr. Simek joined the UT Anthropology Department in 1984 and served as interim president of the UT system in 2009-2010. Dr. Simek developed a passion for cave art in Tennessee and has documented, through carbon dating, art from between 500 and 6,000 years old on the Cumberland Plateau.

If you would like more information about this event, please contact Scott Seagle at 423/364-3169 or email at

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