Thomas Wynn is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. He co-curated the exhibition ‘First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone’ at Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas in 2018.
A 73,000-year-old fragment of stone marked with red lines raises questions about the nature of aesthetic experience
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