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Past Events

Past events in the Department of Anthropology
Evolutionary Anthropology Colloquium: "Great Expectations: The Potential and Perils of Employing Neutral Theory to Study Cultural Transmission in the Archaeological Record", Dr. Luke Premo, Washington State U.
Evolutionary Anthropology Colloquium: Dr. Sarah K. Brown (UCD) "Reconstructing the Evolutionary History of the Domestic Dog: From Village Dog to Ancient DNA
Evolutionary Anthropology Capstone Presentations
Evolutionary Anthropology Colloquium: Dr. Nicolas Zwyns (UCD) "Excavations at the Upper Paleolithic Site of Tolbor 16 (Northern Mongolia): New Results, Implications and Perspectives"
Evolutionary Anthropology Colloquium: Dr. Ann Horsburgh (Otago) "Becoming Farmers and Herders: The First Ancient DNA Evidence for the Origins of Southern Africa's Domestic Cattle
Evolutionary Anthropology Colloquium: Dr. Raven Garvey
Evolutionary Anthropology Colloquium
Capstone Presentations Bryna Hull: Diachronic isotopic investigation into human foraging decisions in response to prolonged drought Neetha Iyer: Elucidating eco-evolutionary dynamics of disease, sociality, and movement patterns in Grauer's gorillas Gregory Wada: Evolution of the human microbiome: metagenomic insights into dietary adaptation, demographic patterning, and disease transmission from archaeological dental calculus
Evolutionary Anthropology Colloquium
Capstone Presentations Erika Ebel: 1000 years of dovekies: investigating a focal resource in prehistoric northern Greenland Corey Johnson: Raw material constraints on Lower Pleistocene technological strategies: Perspectives from the Nihewan Basin Patricia McNeill: Understanding hunter-gatherer mobility using Sr isotopes in ostrich egg shell
Evolutionary Anthropology Colloquium
Capstone Presentations Giulia Gallo: Interglacial Neanderthal fuel strategies: Evaluating the role of bone fuel in the Middle Paleolithic Sara Watson: Nature, origins, and development of technological strategies during the Middle to Later Stone Age transition along the southern coast of South Africa
Evolutionary Colloquium: Dr. Robert Bettinger, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, UC Davis
Evolutionary Colloquium: Dr. Mhairi Gibson, Reader in Anthropology, University of Bristol (UK)
Applying evolutionary anthropology to population health interventions for the Arsi Oromo of Ethiopia.
Evolutionary Colloquium: Dr. Tsim Schneider, Assistant Prof. of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz
Evolutionary Colloquium: Dr. Amy Boddy, Assistant Prof. of Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara
EVOLUTIONARY WING GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Lisa Maher, UC Berkeley
TITLE: Ancient Hunter-Gatherer Explorers on Cyprus: Traversing Land and Sea during the Epipalaeolithic
EVOLUTIONARY WING GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Laura Buck
TITLE: Ancient Hunter-Gatherer Explorers on Cyprus: Traversing Land and Sea during the Epipalaeolithic
EVOLUTIONARY WING GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Jan Engleman
TITLE: The Sense of Fairness in Chimpanzees and Human Children
EVOLUTIONARY WING GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Krish Seetah, Stanford University
EWING COLLOQUIUM
DR. ROBIN NELSON Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Santa Clara University “The Material and Labor of Carework - Parenting and Progress in the Caribbean“
Exit Seminar: "Origin and Dispersal of Rhesus Macaques with a Special Emphasis on Bangladesh", Md Kamrul Hasan, Molecular Anthropology
Exit Seminar: Cody Ross "Origins, Maintenance, and Transmission of a Costly Trait: The Evolutionary Dynamics of Female Genital Modification"
Exit Seminar: Katie Feilen, "Feeding Ecology and Sleeping Site Selection of Proboscis Monkeys (Nasalis larvatus) in West Kalimantan, Indonesia"
Exit Seminar: Ryan Schacht, "Reproductive Decision Making among the Makushi of Guyana (and beyond)", Anthropology, UC Davis
Feb 12th: Anthropology Colloquium "The End of Apes" Peter Walsh, University of Cambridge
Kaushik Sunder Rajan
S.Wing
Sarah Vaughn
S.Wing
Sociocultural Anthropology Colloquium: Dr. Smadar Lavie, UC Berkeley
Sociocultural Wing Colloquium
Anthropology Sociocultural Wing Colloquium Presents "Reckoning with Police Violence: Anthropology in our times" Speaker: Laurence Ralph, Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University Interlocutor: Alex Robins
SOCIOCULTURAL WING GUEST SPEAKER: Ian Whitmarsh, UCSF
Ian Witmarsh, Associate Professor of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine UCSF
Storer Lecture: Dr. Patricia Wright (SUNY Stony Brook), "Lessons from the Lemurs: Senescence in Madagascar"
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