CARTA to host ‘Childrearing in Human Evolution’ symposium in La Jolla

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“From Birth to Grandmotherhood: Childrearing in Human Evolution,” is the title of the next UC San Diego/Salk Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) symposium, 1-5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at Hojel Auditorium, Institute of the Americas (on the UCSD campus), 10111 N. Torrey Pines Road.

From the moment of birth, human infants require an inordinate amount of care and, unlike our nearest living relatives, remain dependent on a variety of caretakers during an unusually long maturation. How did such a distinctive pattern of development evolve and what other human features are linked to it? The lectures will consider neuroendocrine factors, energetics, life-history trade-offs and consequences for culture.

Lectures include:
■ “Birth and the Newborn Infant” by Wenda Trevathan of New Mexico State University
■ “Grandmothers and the Extended Family” by Kristen Hawkes of the University of Utah
■ “Human Fathers” by Hillard Kaplan of the University of New Mexico
■ “Hunter-Gatherer Childhood and Human Evolution” by Melvin Konner of Emory University
■ “Born Human: How the Utterly Dependent Survive” by Sarah Blaffer Hardy of UC Davis

Admission is free, although registration is required. To register or for more information click here

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