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An Introduction to Anthropology

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Darylle Forde seminar room

University College London

14 Taviton Street

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WC1E 6BT

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Language, art, music and culture emerged in Africa over 100,000 years ago, culminating in a symbolic explosion or ‘human revolution’ whose echoes can still be heard in myths and cultural traditions from around the world. These talks are a general introduction to social and biological anthropology, ranging over fields as diverse as hunter-gatherer studies, mythology, primatology, archaeology and archaeoastronomy. Radical Anthropology brings indigenous rights activists, environmentalists, feminists and others striving for a better world together with people of all ages who just want to learn about anthropology. There is always time for questions and discussion after each talk and there are good local pubs for those wishing to socialise into the evening.

September 26 The revolution that made us human Chris Knight

October 3 ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ and other tales: the structural analysis of myths Chris Knight

October 10 Mother Scorpion: sex and gender among the Miskitu of Nicaragua Mark Jamieson

October 17 Sexuality in humans and other great apes Kathleen Bryson

October 24 Ritual life among the Hadza: therianthropes, dancing dead and animal kindred spirits Thea Skanes

October 31 Between Heaven and Earth: the skyscapes of Iberian megaliths Fabio Silva

November 7 The importance of ridicule in an African egalitarian society Dasa Bombjakova

November 14 The sex strike theory of human origins Chris Knight

November 21 Women’s biggest husband is the moon’ Jerome Lewis

November 28 From music to language: a BaYaka perspective Jerome Lewis

December 5 Human evolution: where are we now? Chris Stringer

December 12 Egalitarian self-government through polyphonic singing Ingrid Lewis

December 19 Communism in motion: how hunter gatherers make egalitarianism work Morna Finnegan

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