Radical Anthropology Group
Next evening talk
This talk examines the biological and cultural impact of menstruation in human evolution. It looks into which species menstruate and why this evolved. What effects would highly visible menstruation have on hominin social systems? Why did menstruation become a critical biological signal and how did this affect the emergence of symbolic culture? The widespread distribution of menstrual taboos and observances indicates their great antiquity in human belief systems. Can we offer any predictions about the various forms these take in different societies?
|23 Oct||Music, Morality And The Creation Of Value In Mongolia||Rebekah Pluekhahn|
|27 Oct||Saturday Afternoon Play-Reading Workshop: ‘The Story Of Go'||Jonathan Chadwick|
|30 Oct||Everyday Communism In Slovenian Underground Music Venues||Rajko Muršič|
|6 Nov||Two Songs For A Red Girl: Music And Language In Eastern Amazonia||Guilherme Orlandini Heurich|
|13 Nov||Ice Age Art||Camilla Power|
|20 Nov||‘Woman's Biggest Husband Is The Moon’||Jerome Lewis|
|27 Nov||From Music To Language: A Bayaka Perspective||Jerome Lewis|
|4 Dec||Human Evolution: Where Are We Now?||Chris Stringer|
|11 Dec||Spirits Of The Forest: Self-Government Through Polyphonic Singing||Ingrid Lewis|
|18 Dec||A Christmas Fairy Tale: The Shoes That Were Danced To Pieces||Chris Knight|
Many of our past talks are available as video.