Biological Anthropology Research Seminar


Biological Anthropology Research Seminar

Biological Anthropology Research Seminar

No events in this series are currently scheduled. Details of future events will be posted as they become available.

Past events

Babies, brains, tools, & war: Trends in human evolution

2 Jul 2019

Natural selection for walking on two legs (bipedalism) in our ancestors was associated with evolutionary-developmental (‘evo-devo’) changes in the physical...

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A world shrouded in darkness: Accounting for variance in the Dark Triad traits around the world

30 May 2019

The Dark Triad traits (i.e., narcissism, psychopathy, Machiavellianism) capture individual differences in darker aspects of personality. However, most studies...

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Reviving South Africa: Building and Interpreting the Plio-Pleistocene Fossil Record by the 'Infernal Method'

16 May 2019

For over 75 years, fossil discoveries and research in South Africa within the region locally known as the ‘Cradle of Humankind’ have shaped our understanding...

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The Hidden Dead: Osteoarchaeological Perspectives on Maya Mortuary Ritual in the Caves and Rockshelters of Central Belize

2 May 2019

Osteoarchaeological investigations of mortuary deposits in caves and rockshelters in the river valleys of west-central Belize have yielded one of the larger...

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The Bioarchaeology of Non Ban Jak, an Iron Age community in northeast Thailand

28 Mar 2019

Until the excavation of Non Ban Jak (NBJ), the human skeletal record of the late Iron Age in northeast Thailand invariably consisted of small samples or, if...

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Approaching children at Roonka through bioarchaeology

14 Mar 2019

The last 20 years has seen an explosion of work on children in the past. Yet there have been few studies of hunter-gatherer children and very few focussed on...

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Feeding habits and conservation biology of the Black snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus strykeri)

28 Feb 2019

The Myanmar or black snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus strykeri) was discovered in the Gaoligong Mountains of northeastern Kachin state, Myanmar in 2010, and...

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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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