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Darylle Forde seminar room

University College London

14 Taviton Street

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WC1E 6BT

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An Introduction to Human Origins

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 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.


Sep 20 Echoes of the dreamtime: decoding myths and fairy tales – Chris Knight

Sep 27 The origins of art and menstrual art today – Camilla Power & Camille Desmarest

Oct 4 The prehistory of sex – Chris Knight

Oct 11 The human revolution – Chris Knight

Oct 18 An ancient African egalitarian civilization – Jerome Lewis

Oct 25 ‘Woman’s biggest husband is the moon’: hunting, sex and gender among the Bayaka of Central Africa – Jerome Lewis

Nov 1 Darwin, Chomsky and Tom Wolfe: the mystery of language origins – Chris Knight

Nov 8 The cognitive revolution: how computers changed the way we think – Chris Knight

Nov 15 Current controversies in the field of human evolution – Chris Stringer

Nov 22 Decoding Chomsky: science and revolutionary politics (book launch) – Jackie Walker

Nov 29 Learn to sing in polyphonic chorus: a dark moon workshop – Ingrid Lewis

Dec 6 ‘We are all originarios’: Political conflict and indigenous identity in Bolivia – Matthew Doyle

Dec 13 A Christmas fairy tale: ‘The shoes that were danced to pieces’ – Chris Knight


All talks are free and open to all in the:

Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton St, off Gordon Square, London WC1E 6BT.
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Please check the Radical Anthropology website for updates: http://radicalanthropologygroup.org

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