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Darylle Forde seminar room

University College London

14 Taviton Street

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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.

January 16 Did matriarchy ever exist? Chris Knight

January 23 Australian Aboriginal myths of the origins of fire Chris Knight

January 30 A Plains Indian myth: The Wives of the Sun and Moon Chris Knight

February 6 The start of my fieldwork among the Hadza. A personal account of my life in the field from 1957 to 1961 James Woodburn

February 13 Anthropology as necessary unlearning. Examples from refugee camps, courts, schools and business Helena Tuzinska

February 20 How global fossil fuel use became unsustainable Simon Piranhi

February 27 ‘Decoding Chomsky: science and revolutionary politics’ (book launch of the paperback edition) Les Levidow and Chris Knight

March 6 Myth, marriage and the necessary domestication of the dangerous ‘other’ Mark Jamieson

March 13 The next major transition in the evolution of our species Kit Opie

March 20 The End of the World? Amerindian perspectives on climate change Rosalyn Bold

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