The Hadza of Tanzania are one of the world's last remaining populations still using bows and arrows to hunt big game animals. This talk by a leading specialist will discuss women's contribution to their way of life in the light of modern theories about human biological and cultural evolution.
Colette Berbesque explained the field work she and her colleagues undertook among the Hadza Hunter-Gatherers of Tanzania examining men's and women's production (hunting and gathering), how food is shared (or not) and how these correlate with reproductive success. Her work offers an empirical perspective on prominent theories of human evolution and hunter-gatherer societies. Colette Berbesque is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at The University of Roehampton, London. She is an evolutionary anthropologist with particular research interests in human ecology, the evolution of the hominin diet, and the evolution of cooperation, prestige, and hierarchy.
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