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Male Aggression and Violence in Human Evolution

by Ed Hagen last modified Apr 25, 2014 08:31 PM
Join the live webcast! "Male Aggression and Violence 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, May 16th (1:00 – 5:30 pm Pacific Time), co-chaired by Christopher Boehm (University of Southern California) and Richard Wrangham (Harvard University).


In the last few decades, new sources of evidence have continued to indicate that male violence has played an important role in shaping behavior in the human lineage. This symposium will take a fresh look at the causes and consequences of variation in aggression, both between and within species.  The focus will be on speakers who can critically examine and represent the available evidence from multiple sources, including comparative ethology, ethnology, archaeology, political science, and evolutionary neuroscience.  While the symposium may not come to any definitive conclusions, it should allow for the best interpretation of the current evidence, and help suggest research agendas for the future.


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