Apr 27, 2012
EXCLUSIVE LIVE STREAM: FORA.tv to Broadcast “The Female In Evolution” Symposium Presented by The California Academy of Sciences and The Leakey Foundation
WHAT: FORA.tv, the leading online destination for video programs from the world’s best conferences and events, will broadcast “The Female In Evolution”
Symposium on Saturday, April 28th. Presented by The California Academy
of Sciences and The Leakey Foundation, the day-long symposium will bring
together leading scientists who will examine the topic in the context
of three research areas funded by The Leakey Foundation -
Paleoanthropology, Behavioral and Hunter-gatherers - and will integrate
life history, behavior, anatomy, development, and cultural identity of
WHEN: Saturday, April 28th from 9 am PST to 4 pm PST
WHERE: The debate will be streamed live at FORA.tv here. Following the live event, FORA.tv will offer the debate as an on-demand program.
Morning keynote by pioneering
anthropologist Adrienne Zihlman, whose critique of the “Man the Hunter”
model in the 1970s opened the way for researchers to incorporate the
role of females in hominid biological evolution and in human cultural
development, an approach that has since become mainstream.
The Paleoanthropology session will feature an overview lecture by
Daniel Lieberman and a case study lecture by Dean Falk on “The Role of
Prehistoric Mothers in the Evolution of Language”.
The Behavioral session will consist of an overview lecture by Joan
Silk, and Dorothy Cheney will discuss “Primate Social Cognition” for
the case study lecture.
Afternoon keynote by Robert Martin discussing “The Evolution of Mothering”.
The Hunter-forager session will have an overview lecture by
Kristen Hawkes, and a case study by Rebecca Bliege Bird on the role of
women amongst Australia’s Aboriginal peoples.