CHESTER, Pa. –On Wednesday, Oct. 26, Widener University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will host a free lunchtime lecture on Paleolithic art and life as a part of the Institute’s weekly Speaker Series.

The Oct. 26 lecturers are Rosemarie Pasdar, who has worked as a guide in a European cave with Paleolithic art and hails from Malvern, Pa., and Jaan Troltenier, an art history docent and history and art history teacher for OLLI from West Chester, Pa. Together, they will paint a picture of what life was like for humans 30,000 years ago through a slideshow of Paleolithic art found in Europe.

They will discuss aspects of the technology used to create the art, what meanings it may have had for its creators and how the creators lived. In addition, they will explore questions such as how does the art from Paleolithic times help us understand our human ancestors and their environment? What were these human ancestors like?

The OLLI Wednesday Speaker Series features guest lectures on a wide range of topics every Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in Widener University’s University Center through Nov. 16. These lectures are free and open to OLLI members and nonmembers of all ages.

To learn more, contact OLLI Director Matt Weidman at 610-499-1076 or e-mail