Biological Anthropology Seminar Series

TUESDAYS 16:30 -18:00
DARYLL FORDE SEMINAR ROOM (Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton St, off Gordon Sq)
Informal get-together with the speakers after the talks

Spring 2018

9 January Jonathan Stieglitz (University of Toulouse / Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse)
Marital Violence and fertility in a relatively egalitarian high fertility population  

16 January Tania King (University College London)
Searching for Pleistocene human ancestors in the southern Caucasus

23 January Sarah Myers (School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent / Roehampton)
Evolutionary approaches to maternal investment and postnatal depression

30 January Laura Buck (Department of Anthropology, UCL / Cambridge)
A colonising niche? Comparing climatic adaptation in Jomon foragers and Japanese macaques

6 February Aida Gomez-Robles (UCL Genetics Evolution and Environment)
Micro and macro evolutionary perspectives on the evolution of the human brain

12 February  Reading Week  **NO SEMINAR**

20 February Eleanor Power (Department of Methodology, London School of Economics)
Faith in the faithful: Religious practice and social networks in rural South India

27 February Cedric Sueur (Department of Ecology, Physiology and Ethology, CNRS Strasbourg)
Integrating multiple ecological factors influencing differentiation of social relationships and structure of social networks into one conceptual framework

6 March Mana Dembo (Department of Archeology, Simon Fraser University)
From fossils to trees: a Bayesian approach to Hominin phylogenetics

13 March Claus Wedekind (Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne)
MHC-linked sexual selection in humans and other animals

Autumn 2017

3 October Emily Emmott (Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education)
Children and families policy and practice in the UK: A Role for Evolutionary Anthropology?

10 October Deniz Salali (Department of Anthropology, University College London)
Plant knowledge in BaYaka hunter-gatherers and its implications on cultural evolution

17 October Victoria Reyes Garcia (Social and Behavioural Sciences, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
The adaptive nature of culture. A cross-cultural analysis of the returns of Local Environmental Knowledge in three indigenous societies

24 October Gottfried Hohmann (Department of Primatology, Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig)
Growing apart? Ontogenetic development in bonobos and chimpanzee

31 October Ignacio de la Torre (Department of Archaeology, University College London)
The origins of the Acheulean at Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania)

7 November Reading Week **NO SEMINAR**

** "Departmental Seminars" (Wednesday, 11:00-13:00) replace the sectional seminars during the second half of term 1

Contact Gul Deniz Salali (guldeniz.salali@ucl.ac.uk) for any further information