Biological Anthropology Research Seminar

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Biological Anthropology Research Seminar

Biological Anthropology Research Seminar

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Past events

Sexual selection and the evolution of the human beard

18 Oct 2018

The evolution of reduced body hair distinguishes humans from other anthropoid primates. However, humans retain marked patches of hair on the face and body, of...

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Ancient microbial DNA in dental calculus: a promising tool for studying past human movements

4 Oct 2018

Thirty years ago, Keith Dobney and Don Brothwell discovered that ancient dental calculus from humans and other animals contains calcified microorganisms. Today...

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Peaceful neighbours? Intergroup behaviour in wild bonobos

20 Sep 2018

Intergroup violence and parochial altruism are both prominent traits in human society. However, differences in behaviour towards in-group members and extra-...

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Beyond sequence comparisons - studying human evolution in the age of functional genomics

16 Aug 2018

Much of humans' evolutionary past is documented in our genomes. Traces of our contact with close relatives like Neandertals, exposure to selective forces like...

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Beyond sequence comparisons - studying human evolution in the age of functional genomics

16 Aug 2018

Much of humans' evolutionary past is documented in our genomes. Traces of our contact with close relatives like Neandertals, exposure to selective forces like...

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Getting to Know the Gozitans: Bioarchaeological approaches to exploring fragility and sustainability in Neolithic Malta (ca. 4400-2200 BC)

2 Aug 2018

Human history is punctuated by the succession of changing cultures and civilisations, many of which emerged and disappeared within decades or centuries. But...

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Getting to Know the Gozitans: Bioarchaeological approaches to exploring fragility and sustainability in Neolithic Malta (ca. 4400-2200 BC)

2 Aug 2018

Human history is punctuated by the succession of changing cultures and civilisations, many of which emerged and disappeared within decades or centuries. But...

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Biological Anthropology Public Lecture 2018 - New insights into nutrient balancing of apes and monkeys in tropical forests

15 May 2018

Dr Rothman is broadly interested in primate feeding and diet. The focus of her research program is understanding how primates meet their nutritional needs...

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Claims and counter claims - a review of the scientific process of enquiry in the case of Homo floresiensis

3 May 2018

Thirteen years ago the discovery of a small partial skeleton and other comparable bones were attributed to a new hominid species, Homo floresiensis. This...

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Olfactory predator recognition in the Brown Mouse Lemur

19 Apr 2018

This study took place across 4 years in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar and tested how a primitive small nocturnal primate, the brown mouse lemur (...

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