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EVENT: Evolution of Human Communities: A Primatologistís Perspective

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Today's date is Saturday, November 28, 2020
Evolution of Human Communities: A Primatologistís Perspective : Public talk with Cyril Grueter Other events...
One of the universal features of human sociality is the fact that our social networks are highly integrated: human societies exhibit several nested social layers including families, bands and communities. Several factors have been identified as creating disincentives for hostile intergroup relations, including economic interdependence, intermarriage and cooperative defence against external adversaries. I will explore the emergence of amicable relations between human communities and identify precursors in non-human primate societies.

Cyril Grueter completed his PhD degree in biological anthropology in 2009 at the University of Zurich/Switzerland, which was supervised by Prof. Carel van Schaik. Grueter research was aimed at understanding the evolutionary determinants of multilevel societies in primates and included 20 months of observations on wild snub-nosed monkeys in China, complemented with comparative cross-species analyses. Subsequently he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig/Germany and conducted a field study on the feeding ecology and feeding competition in mountain gorillas in Rwanda between 2009 and 2010 in collaboration with the Karisoke Research Center. In 2012, Grueter took up an Assistant Professor position at the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology at The University of Western Australia.
Speaker(s) Cyril Grueter
Location SymbioticA Room 228 Level 2, School of Anatomy Physiology and Human Biology
Contact Chris Cobilis <[email protected]> : 6488 5583
URL https://www.symbiotica.uwa.edu.au/activities/seminars
Start Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:00
End Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:30
Submitted by Chris Cobilis <[email protected]>
Last Updated Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:55
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