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July 20th 2015

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Watch live: Professor Peter Mitchell lectures at The British Museum

Professor Peter Mitchell is giving a lecture on Bushman rock paintings from Lesotho, their meaning and their age at The British Museum today (Monday 20 July 2015, 2.00pm).

Lesotho boasts one of Africa’s richest rock art heritages, including the only sites in the world at which painted scenes were interpreted for a Western observer by a Bushman when rock art was still being produced there.

In this talk, Peter will discuss contemporary understandings of Bushman rock art, present brand new results from the dating of rock paintings in Lesotho and consider the challenges that face the art’s survival today.

WATCH LIVE: Watch this lecture live from anywhere using the Periscope app and a smartphone. Periscope is the recently launched app from Twitter which streams video directly to a global online audience. The live broadcast will take place at 2.00pm on Monday 20 July 2015. The live link will be shared from the British Museum’s Twitter feed: @britishmuseum and from the Twitter feed of curator Elizabeth Galvin: @LisaGalvin_BM. You can also follow @LisaGalvin_BM from within Periscope to be notified when the broadcast begins. More information is on The British Museum website.

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