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Tracing The Palaeolithic Origins Of World Mythology
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 18:45
The classic ‘Cosmic Hunt’ myth tells of how an animal is traced by hunters into the forest, where it escapes by becoming one of the constellations in the sky. Starting with this story, Julien d’Huy uses computer models and phylogenetic analysis to track the movement of mythic tales across cultures and continents. The ‘Cosmic Hunt’, together with tales of dragons and serpents, all show evidence of the migratory patterns of humanity dating back thousands of years.
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Chris Knight, Jerome Lewis
Two social anthropologists will draw on primatology, palaeolithic archaeology, evolutionary anthropology and hunter-gatherer ethnography to explain how language in our species evolved.