Presentations


“Vision, time, and legacies.” Second Congress. Quebec Labrador Foundation. Barcelona, Spain. November 14, 2016.


“The Archaeology of Love.” Centre for Narrative Leadership. Stroud,

 United Kingdom. June 28-29, 2016.

 

“Group Sizes of Upper Paleolithic Cave Artists.” The Eleventh Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies. Vienna, Austria. September 7-11, 2015. 

 

“Finger Flutings in Koonalda Cave - New explorations, discoveries, and methodological challenges.” Nineteenth Conference of the International Federation of Rock Art Researchers. Caceres, Spain. 31 August - 4 September 2015.

 

“Using finger flutings as a method for examining interpersonal relationships among Upper Paleolithic cave artists.” Nineteenth Conference of the International Federation of Rock Art Researchers. Caceres, Spain. 31 August - 4 September 2015. 

 

“The Archaeology of Intimacy.” TEDx. Queenstown, New Zealand. April 22, 2015.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYGPc0hf5Ss#t=29


“The Role of Children in the Production of Finger Flutings in Five Upper Paleolithic Caves.” Wenner Gren Symposium on Children in Archaeology. Roundstone, Ireland. October 8, 2014.

 

“Fragments and the Whole.” Tenth Roundstone Conversation on Place and Story. Roundstone, Ireland. October 3, 2014.


“The Role of Children the Production of Finger Flutings in Four Upper Paleolithic Caves.” Society of American Archaeologists Conference. Austin, TX. April 23, 2014.

 

“A Comparative Study of Finger Flutings in Koonalda Cave and Caves in Cantabrian Spain.” (with Keryn Walshe). Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference. Coff’s Harbour, NSW. December 5, 2013.

 

“Initial Results from a Regional Study of Finger Flutings in Cantabrian Spain.” International Federation of Rock Art Researchers Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico. May 31, 2013.

 

“Interpreting the Saiga Panel of Rouffignac Cave” (with Jessica Cooney). International Federation of Rock Art Researchers Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico. May 31, 2013.

 

“Children and Upper Paleolithic Art” (with Jessica Cooney). International Federation of Rock Art Researchers Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico. May 30, 2013.

 

“Interpreting Multi-Person Finger Fluted Panels in Upper Paleolithic Caves.” International Federation of Rock Art Researchers Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico. May 30, 2013.

 

“On Absolute Darkness.” Ninth Roundstone Conversation on Place and Story. Roundstone, Ireland. May 5, 2013.

 

“Initial Results from a Regional Study of Finger Flutings in Cantabrian Spain.” British Rock Art Group. Belfast, Ireland. April 20, 2013.

 

“The Minds of Our Ancestors: Early Cave Art.” University of the Third Age. Queenstown, New Zealand. February 11, 2013.

 

“The Role of Higher Education Faculty in the Fostering of Social Change.” Global Environmental Integrity Group 20th Anniversary Conference. La Rochelle, France. June 17-23, 2012.

 

“Why We Write.” Roundstone Conversation on Place and Story, Roundstone, Ireland. June 3, 2012.

 

“Making a difference by taking learning beyond the classroom.” (with Leilani Endicott and Iris Yob). International Consortium for Experiential Learning Conference, Santiago, Chile. January 2011.

 

“After the End of the World.” Roundstone Conversation on Place and Story. Cambridge, UK. March 4-7, 2011.

 

“Ten Years in Rouffignac Cave, France: A Collective Report from a Decade of Finger Flutings Research.” IFRAO Congress: Pleistocene Art of the World Congress. Tarascon-sur-Ariege, France. September 6-11, 2010.

 

“New Methods and Approaches in the Study of Finger Flutings.” IFRAO Congress: Pleistocene Art of the World Congress. Tarascon-sur-Ariege, France. September 6-11, 2010.

 

“New Findings from the Study of Single Finger Drawn Mammoths in Rouffignac Cave, France,” Roundstone Conversation on Place and Story. Roundstone, Ireland. March 23-25, 2010.

 

“Legacy.” Roundstone Conversation on Place and Story. Roundstone, Ireland. March 23-25, 2010.

 

“Time and Enchantment: Meditations on Grief.” Roundstone Conversation on Place and Story. Roundstone, Ireland. May 23-25, 2009.

 

“Paleolithic Finger Flutings and the Question of Writing.” Writing as Material Practice Conference. University College London, UK. May 7-9, 2009.

 

“A Journey Through the Ice Age.” Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand. February 23, 2009.

 

“Methods in the Study of Finger Flutings.” Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand. February 24, 2009.

 

“When the Stories Fled” Roundstone Conversations on Place and Story. Roundstone, Ireland. April 24, 2008. 

 

“Fostering Dialogue and Direction in International Place Studies.” Walden University Third Conference on Social Change. Minneapolis, Minnesota. USA. July 19, 2007.

 

“Becoming Literate in a Land.” Roundstone Conversations on Place and Story. Roundstone, Ireland. May 22, 2007. 

 

“Myths, Assumptions, and Misperceptions: Breaking the Neolithic Lens in Paleolithic Interpretive Frameworks.” (with Kevin Sharpe) The Denton Conference on Implicit Religion. Ilkley, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. May 11, 2007.

 

“Initial Report on the Paleolithic Finger Fluters of Rouffignac Cave.” (with Kevin Sharpe) British Rock Art Group Conference. Cambridge, United Kingdom. May 5, 2007.

           

“Place, Voice, and Community.” Walden University Second Conference on Social Change. Baltimore, Maryland. USA. October 21, 2006.

 

“Results and Report from Studies of Finger Flutings in the Caves of Rouffignac and Gargas.” UISPP-IFRAO International Rock Art Congress. Lisbon, Portugal. September 5, 2006.

 

“Paleolithic Cave Art II: Methodologies and Implications from the Study of Finger Flutings. ” UISPP-IFRAO International Rock Art Congress. Lisbon, Portugal. September 5, 2006.

 

“Intimate Landscapes: Writings on the Emotions of Place.” Roundstone Conversations on Place and Story. Roundstone, Ireland. May 12, 2006.

 

“Belief and The Anthropomorphizing Mind.” The Denton Conference on Implicit Religion. Ilkley, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. May 6, 2006.

 

“Road Scholars and the Philosophy of Place.” Quebec Labrador Foundation Fiftieth Anniversary International Alumni Congress. Budapest, Hungary. April 3, 2006.

 

“Gifting Life: Reconceiving Approaches to Death.” Walden University Conference for Social Change. Baltimore, Maryland. USA. October 20, 2005.

 

“A Gifting Reality.” Thirteenth Biennial Meeting for the International Society for the Study of Human Ideas on Ultimate Reality and Meaning. Toronto, Ontario. Canada. August 4, 2005.

 

“Night Flights Through Paradox.” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Eugene, Oregon. June 24, 2005.

 

“Place, Paradox and Love.” Roundstone Conversations on Place and Story. Roundstone, Ireland. March 25, 2005.

 

“New Directions in Rock Art Research.” International Rock Art Congress. Agra, India. December 2, 2004.

 

“Paleolithic Cave Art: Reports, Issues, Directions and Methodologies.” International Rock Art Congress. Agra, India. December 1, 2004.

 

“Implicit Religion and the Wild.” The Denton Conference on Implicit Religion. Ilkley, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. May 8, 2004.

 

“Science and Spirit.” Doctoral Seminar. Union Institute and University. Cincinnati, Ohio. USA. March 16-21, 2004.

 

“The Minds of Our Ancestors” Doctoral Seminar. Union Institute and University. Miami, Florida. USA. January 14-19, 2004.

 

“Creativity, Wilderness and Imagination” Professional Development Intensive, Association for Experiential Education Conference. Vancouver, Canada. November 16, 2003.

 

“Placing the Spirit in the Spirit of Place” Association for Experiential Education Conference. Vancouver, Canada. November 14, 2003.

 

“Placing Our Voices: The Woven Relationship of Place, Story and Voice.” Margins, Boundaries and Thresholds. Creativity Conference. Montpelier, Vermont. USA. October 9, 2003.

 

“The Architects of Reclamation” Margins, Boundaries and Thresholds. Creativity Conference. Montpelier, Vermont. USA. October 9, 2003.

 

“Severines in Rouffignac Cave, France: Implications for Paleolithic Ideas of Ultimate Reality and Meaning.” Conference on Ultimate Reality and Meaning. Toronto, Canada. August 15, 2003.

 

“Creating a Sense of Place in for Educators in Cyberspace.”Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Boston, Massachusetts. USA. June 7, 2003.  (in absentia)

 

“Placing the Spirit in the Spirit of Place”Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Boston, Massachusetts. USA. June 6, 2003. (in absentia)

 

“Homo Narrans: The Storying Species and Prehistoric Finger Flutings” Waldwick High School World Culture’s Program. Waldwick, New Jersey. USA.  January 29, 2003.

 

“Wilderness and Imagination” Association for Experiential Education Conference. St. Paul, Minnesota. USA. November 10, 2002.

 

“The Enigma of Prehistoric Finger Flutings” Bergen Community College. Paramus, New Jersey, USA. October 24, 2002.

 

“The Philosophy of Place” International Association of Environmental Philosophy Conference. Chicago, Illinois. USA. October 14, 2002.

 

“Homo Narrans: The Storying Species and Prehistoric Finger Flutings” Northern Valley Regional High School Humanities Symposium. Demarest, New Jersey. USA. October 2-3. 2002.

 

“Replacing Memory and the Geography of Childhood” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Conference. University of Leeds, United Kingdom. September 8, 2002.

 

“City as Classroom” Two-week seminar course at P.S. 1 Denver, Colorado. USA. August 6-18, 2002.

 

“Faith in the Process: The Illuminating Power of Place,”C.S. Lewis Foundation Conference. Oxford University, United Kingdom. July 18, 2002.

 

“The Philosophy of Place, The Power of Story.” Beyond Anthropocentrism Conference. University of Exeter, United Kingdom. July 16, 2002.

 

“The Philosophy of Place.” Oxford Institute for Science and Spirit Summer Residency. Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, United Kingdom. July 15, 2002.

 

“Teaching Sustainability Through Literature.” Sustainability Education Center, New York, NY. USA. May 11, 2002.

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