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CARTA: Violence in Human Evolution | Resources and War | Hunter-Gatherers and Human Nature

In the last few decades, new sources of evidence have continued to indicate that male violence has played an important role in shaping behavior in the human lineage. The frequency and nature of such violence varies widely among populations and over time raises questions about the factors responsible for the variation. This symposium takes a …

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University of California: Violence in Human Evolution | Neuroendocrineology; Intergroup Violence; Humanity and Savagery

In the last few decades, new sources of evidence have continued to indicate that male violence has played an important role in shaping behavior in the human lineage. The frequency and nature of such violence varies widely among populations and over time raises questions about the factors responsible for the variation. This symposium takes a …

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CARTA: Is the Human Mind Unique?

In this session with several talks hosted by The University of California and CARTA several prominent individuals seek to answer the question; Is the human mind unique? Cognitive abilities often regarded as unique to humans include humor, morality, symbolism, creativity, and preoccupation with the minds of others. In these compelling talks, emphasis is placed on …

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UCLA: Sarah Tishkoff | CARTA | Culture-Gene Interactions

There are individuals who maintain the ability to digest milk into adulthood due to a genetic adaptation in populations that have a history of pastoralism. Sarah Tishkoff from the University of Pennsylvania presents her latest studies of the genetic basis of lactose tolerance in African pastoralist populations. Her team has identified several mutations that arose …

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