Hi, I’m Antigone, welcome to Antigone House Co.!

“I’m an entrepreneur and mixed-media artist who has been curating sustainable and multicultural art and performative productions since 2017. My background is journalism, anthropology, and prehistoric archaeology, particularly ice age cave art (e.g. Franco-Cantabrian/Europe). I went to France to study ice age cave art and the (purportedly) lithic assemblages of Neanderthals and early humans (California State University, Fullerton, University of Cambridge, U.K., Musée National De Préhistoire, Les Eyzies). My art tells the story of humanity’s evolutionary behaviors, e.g. prehistoric and anatomically modern humans. I earned 2BAs, 2 MAs, Ph.D. dropout. Proud to be a naturalized U.S. citizen. South-American by birth, North-American by choice.

10s BORN IN PORTO ALEGRE, SOUTHERN BRAZIL. LANGUAGE: PORTUGUESE. ETHOS: PORTUGUESE, ITALIAN, GERMAN.

20s BA, JOURNALISM (SOUTHERN BRAZIL); IMMIGRATED TO THE U.S. (NATURALIZED U.S. CITIZEN, former undocumented, learned English early 20s).

30s & 40s GOT MARRIED, WORKED PART-TIME, ATTENDED GRAD SCHOOL FULL-TIME (BA, ANTHROPOLOGY, Fresno State, U.S.A. + MA, ANTHROPOLOGY, Fullerton State, U.S.A. + MPhil., BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, U.K., PhD DROPOUT, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE U.K.). Adjunct Anthropology Professor, Napa Valley College, California.

50s. Multicultural, Multilingual

Antigone is a member of a number of organizations which have close association with her professional/personal interests.

United Nations (UNICEF)

Information about this campaign: link below.

https://www.unicef.org/

The Equal Opportunity Campaign

Information about this campaign: link below.

https://action.unitedwedream.org/petitions/equal-opportunity-campaign-let-immigrants-become-president-1


  • Antigone went to France to study ice age rock art and the lithic assemblages (stone tools and the byproducts of how they were made) of Neanderthals and prehistoric humans (PhD Research).
  • She worked as an Anthropology Professor (Adjunct-Faculty) at Napa Valley College, Napa, California. Courses taught at Napa College: Intro. Biological Anthropology & LaboratoryIntro. Cultural AnthropologyAnthropology of ChildhoodAnthropology of Religion, Linguistic Anthropology
  • In Cambridge (Peterhouse, U.K.), Antigone lived in a building/apartment (basement flat) contiguous to the flat CHARLES DARWIN once lived, back in the 1820s.

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Research Prehistory and Archaeology (University of Cambridge, Peterhouse, U.K.) Ph.D. Dropout M.Phil. Biological Anthropology (University of Cambridge, Peterhouse, U.K.) M.A. Anthropology, CSU Fullerton (Los Angeles, U.S.A.) B.A. Anthropology, CSU Fresno (U.S.A.) B.A. Journalism, (PUCRS/Brazil)


ACADEMIC THESES
Ph.D. Research Article & Abstract: “Middle Paleolithic Pigment Use: Results of the Use-Wear Analysis of Pech de l’aze Pigment Lumps and its Implications for the Modern Behavior of Neanderthals and Early Modern Humans.”
Ph.D. Poster Presentation: “Did Neanderthals Use Mineral Pigments to Modify the Body Symbolically?”
M.Phil. Thesis: “The Emergence of Symbolic Behavior Among Neanderthals.”
M.A. Thesis: “The Feeding Behavior of the Paranthropines Based on Paleontological Evidence and Comparative Morphology.”
B.A. Thesis: (Journalism–film emphasis) “Georges Melies: The Magician Filmmaker.” Thesis Advisor: Anibal Damasceno Ferreira, Journalist, Professor, Filmmaker, Actor.

ACADEMIC CONFERENCE
Society for American Archaeology, 77th Annual Meeting, Memphis, Tennessee.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK
1. 75 myo Site: Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Africa.  The excavation goal was to savage a representative sample of the threatened fossils and artifacts from sediments below Tuff IB at FLK Site.
5 k yo Site: Native American Grinding Rock, California, U.S.  Excavation, screening, and use wear analysis of Native American Lithic and Faunal Remains.
French Museum of Prehistory, Les Eyzies de Tayac, Dordogne, France. Use-wear analysis of Late/Middle Upper Paleolithic Mineral Pigments & Neanderthal Lithic Assemblages (Levallois & Mousterian Techniques).
The Fitzwilliam Museum & The Hamilton Kerr Institute. Visual examination and microscopy of mineral pigments. Introduction to restoration and conservation of paintings.
Mineralogical Analysis, Microprobe Laboratory, University of Cambridge.

Ph.D. RESEARCH ADVISORS
COLIN RENFREW/Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn (Former PhD Advisor, PREHISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY) Department of Archaeology, McDonald Institute, University of Cambridge, U.K.
SIMON REDFERN (Former PhD Advisor, GEOLOGY & MINERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY) Department of Earth Sciences, Emeritus Professor of Mineral Physics, University of Cambridge, U.K.

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