07 Mar 08 Mar
16:30 - 21:00
Studium Generale | Lecture Series

Evolution of Human Biology and Behavior

This series will focus on the paleobiology of hominins, the taxonomic tribe of the subfamily Homininae to which humans belong. A special emphasis will be on questions of adaptation, behavior, subsistence and technology. Harvati will uncover and explore many interesting aspects of primate and human evolution and present the results of her fieldwork in Europe and Africa. A crash course of 4 lectures and 2 topics per lecture in 2 days.

Prof. Katerina Harvati is the holder of the Eugène Dubois Chair 2018. She is a specialist in Neanderthal evolution, modern human origins and the application of 3-D geometric morphometric and virtual anthropology methods to paleoanthropology.

The individual lectures and topics
1.  Primate Models for Human Evolution / Evolution of Bipedalism (7 Mar / 4.30 pm)
2. Unique Aspects of Human Life History and Demography / Evolution of the Primate Brain and Language (7 Mar / 7.30 pm)
3. Evolution of Social Complexity / Cooking as a Driving Force in Human Evolution (8 Mar / 4.30 pm)
4. Aggression and Reconciliation / Tool Use and Technology (8 Mar / 7.30 pm)