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