Being Human... From Lucy to Language
Wednesday 19 November 2014, 6-7.30pm
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH
To understand who we are and why we are, we need to understand both our modern self, and our past. Reflecting on the Academy’s Centenary Research Project From Lucy to Language, Professors Robin Dunbar FBA, Clive Gamble FBA and John Gowlett discuss how their research into the evolution of human cognition and social lives over the ages furthered our understanding of the relationship between mind and world.
About the speakers:
Robin Dunbar FBA is Professor of Evolutionary and Director of the Social and Evolutionary Neuroscience Research Group at the University of Oxford.
Clive Gamble FBA is a Professor at the University of Southampton, where he founded the Centre for the Archaeology of Human Origins.
John Gowlett is Professor of Archaeology and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Liverpool.
Image: © J Hof
Here's a video with Professor Robin Dunbar and Professor Clive Gamble talking about the project.
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