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The Biological Anthropology Seminar Series hosts talks by international scholars in Biological Anthropology.

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If you have a question about this list, please contact: Dr Emma Pomeroy; Dr Amelie Beaudet; Ashleigh Wiseman. If you have a question about a specific talk, click on that talk to find its organiser.

6 upcoming talks and 139 talks in the archive.

The status of 3D replicas of human bones and ethical considerations

For joining virtually on Zoom, pre-register here: https://cam-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMudeuhrzsjE9A6AAjyZolY3T4c7dVV2FT7

UserDr Vanessa Campanacho.

HouseLive on Zoom, link circulated by email.

ClockWednesday 30 November 2022, 16:30-17:30

The recently discovered ties between teeth and infants in human evolution

For joining virtually on Zoom, pre-register here: https://cam-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpce-grT4tG93AfVcXL_rbGWU2AlEpF84e

UserDr Leslea Hlusko.

HouseLive on Zoom, link circulated by email.

ClockWednesday 23 November 2022, 16:30-17:30

Inferring the evolution of skeletal gracility in hominins and extant mammals

For joining virtually on Zoom, pre-register here: https://cam-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEldO2hqjstH9zpVafHVA5N3h7VJUeQ0Otd

UserDr Habiba Chirchir.

HouseSeminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 09 November 2022, 16:30-17:30

Placental hormones and bacterias: partners in crime in the regulation of fetal growth

For joining virtually on Zoom, pre-register here: https://cam-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvdeqhqT0rG9ck3KEPeMuQIMHgFVbfnK9F

UserDr Jorge Lopez-Tello.

HouseSeminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 02 November 2022, 16:30-17:30

Biological diversity among modern human populations

For joining virtually on Zoom, pre-register here: https://cam-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ode6urzMqH9eGFEsF57KAtJyf4ISTTbFJ

UserDr Fernando Rozzi.

HouseSeminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 26 October 2022, 16:30-17:30

Primate responses to death: insights into death awareness

For joining virtually on Zoom, pre-register here: https://cam-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApcOirpjwjEtPISEaorcLGNQgd0PnfMGVI

UserDr Alecia Carter, University College London .

HouseSeminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG. .

ClockWednesday 19 October 2022, 16:30-17:30

Human Evolution at the Crossroads

UserProfessor Katerina Harvati.

HouseLive on Zoom, link circulated by email.

ClockWednesday 10 November 2021, 16:30-17:30

TBC

UserProfessor James O’Connell and Professor Kristen Hawkes.

HouseLive on Zoom, link circulated by email.

ClockWednesday 27 October 2021, 16:30-17:30

Multiple burdens of malnutrition among Maya families in Yucatan and how language (Spanish vs Mayan) impact health outcomes

UserDr Inês Varela-Silva (University of Loughborough), with Hugo Azcorra, Maria Teresa Castillo-Burguete, Sabine Little.

HouseLive on Zoom, pre-registration essential here: bit.ly/349mHZG.

ClockWednesday 04 November 2020, 16:30-17:30

Communication, cooperation and culture in Shark Bay dolphins

UserStephanie King (University of Bristol).

HouseLive on Zoom, pre-registration essential here: bit.ly/3ncLK75.

ClockWednesday 28 October 2020, 16:30-17:30

TBA

UserInes Varela-Silva (Loughborough University).

HouseSeminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 26 February 2020, 16:30-17:30

The Most Rational People in the World

UserJames Holland Jones (Stanford University & Imperial College).

HouseBioAnth Lecture Theatre (Room 41), Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 31 May 2017, 16:30-17:30

Primate stone tool use for paleoanthropologists

UserMichael Haslam (School of Archaeology, University of Oxford).

HouseBioAnth Lecture Theatre (Room 41), Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 01 March 2017, 16:30-17:30

The Acheulean in East Africa: results of recent research

UserIgnacio de la Torre (Institute of Archaeology, University College London).

HouseSeminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 22 February 2017, 16:30-17:30

Can we infer patterns of cultural transmission from frequency data?

UserEnrico Crema (Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge).

HouseBioAnth Lecture Theatre (Room 41), Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 18 January 2017, 16:30-17:30

Brains growing on the tree of life. A phylogenetic approach to brain structure & function

UserProf Dr Robert A. Barton, Institute of Advanced Study (Social Science & Health) & Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group, Durham University.

HouseBioAnth Lecture Theatre (Room 41), Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 30 November 2016, 16:30-17:30

The functional significance of facial differences among recent hominins

UserProf Dr Paul O'Higgins, Centre for Anatomical & Human Sciences, Department of Archaeology and Hull York Medical School, University of York.

HouseSeminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 02 November 2016, 16:30-17:30

The complex origins of modern humans and their diversity

UserDr Marta Mirazón Lahr, LCHES, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge.

HouseSeminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 19 October 2016, 16:30-17:30

Local adaptation in humans: lessons from modern and ancient genomes

UserDr Aida Andrés, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig.

HouseBioAnth Lecture Theatre (Room 41), Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 25 May 2016, 16:30-17:30

Sequencing archaic human genomes

UserDr Matthias Meyer, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig.

HouseSeminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 11 May 2016, 16:30-17:30

Con Co Ngua: a c. 4,500 BC Complex Hunter-Gatherer Site in Northern Vietnam

UserDr Marc Oxenham and Anna Willis, School of Archaeology & Anthropology, Australian National University.

HouseBioAnth Lecture Theatre (Room 41), Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockFriday 18 September 2015, 16:30-17:30

The Evolution of Exaggerated Sexual Swellings in Female Non-Human Primates

UserGillian Brown and Sally Street (School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St Andrews).

HouseSeminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockTuesday 19 May 2015, 16:30-17:30

Social Transmission of Tool Use in Wild Chimpanzees

UserDr. Cat Hobaiter (School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St Andrews).

HouseSeminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 06 May 2015, 16:30-17:30

The History of Millet in Southern Caucasus: A Stable Isotope Perpsective

UserDr. Estelle Herrscher (Aix Marseille University, CNRS, LAMPEA - UMR 7269, France).

HouseBioAnth Lecture Theatre (Room 41), Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 29 April 2015, 16:30-17:30

Genetic Perspectives on Indigenous Ancestry in the Caribbean

UserDr. Jada Benn Torres (Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, USA)..

HouseSeminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockMonday 27 April 2015, 16:30-17:30

Testosterone and Human Gender Development

UserProf Melissa Hine (Hormones and Behaviour Research Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge).

HouseBioAnth Lecture Theatre (Room 41), Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 11 March 2015, 16:30-17:30

Experimental Studies of Social Intelligence in Chimpanzees

UserProf Satoshi Hirata (Wildlife Research Center of Kyoto University, Japan).

HouseSeminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 04 March 2015, 16:30-17:30

Population Genetics of Greenlanders Evolution and Genetic Adaptation to Climate

UserDr. Matteo Fumagalli (University College of London Genetics Institute, Division of Biosciences, Faculty of Life Sciences).

HouseBioAnth Lecture Theatre (Room 41), Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 11 February 2015, 16:30-17:30

Fitness Meets Fitness: The Evolution and Genetics of Evolutionary and Physical Fitness in Humans

UserDr. Erik Postma (Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich).

HouseBioAnth Lecture Theatre (Room 41), Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 28 January 2015, 16:30-17:30

Revisting the Savanna Hypothesis

UserProf Julia Lee-Thorp (Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford).

HouseSeminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 21 January 2015, 16:30-17:30

Osteoarchaeology in India: Present and Future Perspective

UserDr Veena Mushrif-Tripathy (Department of Archaeology, Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute in Pune, India).

HouseSeminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 03 December 2014, 16:30-17:30

Extreme pattern of genetic diversity in humans

UserDr. Vincenza Colonna (Institute of Genetics and Biophysics, Naples, Italy).

HouseBioAnth Lecture Theatre (Room 41), Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 26 November 2014, 16:30-17:30

The Analysis of King Richard III

UserDr Piers Mitchell (Division of Biological Anthropology, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge).

HouseSeminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockFriday 07 November 2014, 16:30-17:30

The Evolution of Culture

UserProf Kevin N. Laland (School of Biology, University of St Andrews).

HouseBioAnth Lecture Theatre (Room 41), Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 29 October 2014, 16:30-17:30

Ebola!

User Peter D. Walsh, Division of Biological Anthropology.

HouseSeminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, Division of Biological Anthropology, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockWednesday 15 October 2014, 16:30-17:30

Language in deep time

UserProf Klaus Zuberbuhler, St Andrews & Neuchatel.

HouseBioAnth Lecture Theatre (Room 41), Division of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QG.

ClockThursday 27 February 2014, 16:30-17:30

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