Human Evolution: Where Are We Now?

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Chris Stringer

Human Evolution: Where Are We Now?

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 18:45

During the past year, there have been so many stunning new discoveries in the field of human origins that some of our most cherished and long-standing assumptions have been thrown into chaos. Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum is the the world's foremost expert on human origins and will be bringing us up to date. The room will be packed so come early to make sure you have a seat!

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Camilla Power

Women, Cosmetics And The Origins Of Art
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 18:45
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton St, off Gordon Sq., London WC1H 0BW. Tube: Euston Square. map

Camilla Power has published widely on the origins of art, bringing out the importance of gender relations. She has made a special study of the cave paintings and Venus-figurines of Upper Palaeolithic Europe, asking whether the artists were likely to have been men or women, and whether the recurrent female imagery was intended to represent matriarchal power. She will argue that one interpretive approach is to draw on evidence from the lives and ritual experiences of extant hunter-gatherers such as the Hadza of Tanzania, among whom her fieldwork was conducted.