Camilla Power

Camilla Power is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of East London. She completed her Ph.D. in 2001 at UCL under supervision of Leslie Aiello. Camilla has published many articles on the evolutionary origins of ritual, gender and the use of cosmetics in African initiation. Current research interests include the origins of religion, the Neanderthal symbolic revolution, grandmothers and cooperative breeding, and Hadza women’s ritual. Teaching ranges across evolutionary anthropology, kinship and African cosmology.


Authored texts

Grandmothers, Politics, And Getting Back To Science |
The Origins Of Anthropomorphic Thinking |
The Human Symbolic Revolution A Darwinian Account (Text Version) |
The Human Symbolic Revolution A Darwinian Account (Publication Version) |
Beauty Magic Deceptive Sexual Signalling And The Evolution Of Ritual |