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Second Speaker for the "Origins of Human Uniqueness" Series

By Peter Richerson
University of Arizona, Psychology
October 14, 2009


Abstract:
The second speaker for fall 2009 of the "Origins of Human Uniqueness" series. Richerson's work focuses on using theoretical models developed by evolutionary biologists to try to understand some of the main events in human evolution, such as the evolution of the advanced capacity for imitation (and hence cumulative cultural evolution in humans), the origin of language, the origins of tribal and larger scale cooperation, and the origins of agriculture.

A dynamical discussion follows the next day, also lead by Richerson.

Lunch will be provided to students who RSVP to Lyn Mowafy (lyn.mowafy@asu.edu) by 8:00am Wednesday, 14 October.


Time and location of Series Talk:
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
12:00 - 1:00pm
Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity
ISTB-1, Room 401


Time and location of Dynamical Discussion:
Thursday, October 15, 2009
2:00 - 3:00pm
Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity
ISTB-1, Room 401