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Hommes et ours, une histoire préhistorique

Lecture in Montauban

  • Conference The Natural History Museum offers an exhibition on bears, on loan from the Bayonne Museum: “the Bear, a whole story”. A great opportunity to discover the different species of bears around the world and to get to know Nénette, the new resident of the Museum, a female brown bear from the Gramat animal park in the Lot. The exhibition is also an opportunity for the Museum to present some cave bear bones, this emblematic species of prehistory probably at the origin of the special bond...
    Conference The Natural History Museum offers an exhibition on bears, on loan from the Bayonne Museum: “the Bear, a whole story”. A great opportunity to discover the different species of bears around the world and to get to know Nénette, the new resident of the Museum, a female brown bear from the Gramat animal park in the Lot. The exhibition is also an opportunity for the Museum to present some cave bear bones, this emblematic species of prehistory probably at the origin of the special bond which unites man today with the brown bear. It is this special link that will be discussed on June 11 at 6.30 p.m. in the conference room of the Old College, thanks to a conference moderated by Dominique Armand, researcher at the University of Bordeaux and specialist in remains of bears discovered in prehistoric caves. In fact, in the 19th century, the idea was born that a cult of the bear could have been practiced in prehistoric times. The discoveries made in certain caves of the Pyrenees, of accumulations of cave bear bones, the "Great Bear" disappeared from prehistoric times, have contributed to the construction of a legend around this animal. Along with the question of a cult, other questions have arisen recently: have bears been hunted and eaten? It is to these questions that Dominique Armand will answer in the light of recent discoveries and current studies on the subject. A dive into the life of prehistoric men and their beliefs, and into the ecology of this animal that can measure up to 3.50 m in height when standing on its hind legs. >>> PRACTICAL INFORMATION Limited places. Reservation required The organization of the conference (face-to-face or visio) will be adapted to the health situation.
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  • On June 11, 2021 at 6:30 PM