Jan Simek, PhD, distinguished professor at science at the University of Tennessee, will be presenting Pre-Contact Native American Cave Art in the Southeast on Saturday, June 25 at UT-Chattanooga in the UC Auditorium at 7 p.m. The event benefits the regional land trust, Southeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc, which is headquartered on Signal Mountain.
Dr. Simek is an anthropologist with an M.A. and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He has spent his academic career travelling the world researching and documenting the lives of early humans and the artifacts and drawing left behind in caves.
His presentation will be a little closer to home and include his recently published finding of Native American artwork in Alabama and Georgia caves. He also currently serves as the volunteer chief scientist for SCCi.
Reservations are required, and tickets are available on-line for $25 regular admission and $50 VIP admission (limited availability) that includes a private reception with Dr. Simek. They can be purchased through https://ancientcaveart.brownpapertickets.com