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Join the live webcast! "Birth to Grandmotherhood: Childrearing in Human Evolution"

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 23, 2014 12:57 AM
Join the live webcast! "Birth to Grandmotherhood: Childrearing in Human Evolution" is the topic of a free public symposium hosted by the UCSD/Salk Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) on Friday, February 21st (1:00 – 5:30 pm Pacific Time), co-chaired by Kristen Hawkes (University of Utah) and Wenda Trevathan (New Mexico State University).

 

This symposium will take a broad view of the importance of child-rearing in human evolution.  From the moment of birth, human infants require an inordinate amount of care and, unlike our nearest living relatives, remain dependent on a variety of caretakers during an unusually long maturation period followed by extraordinary adult longevity.  How did such a distinctive pattern of development evolve and what other human features are linked to it?  This conference will take a comparative perspective and consider neuroendocrine factors, energetics, life-history trade-offs and consequences for culture.

 

Access the live webcast here:

http://carta.anthropogeny.org/events/from-birth-grandmotherhood-childrearing-human-evolution

 

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