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Radical Anthropology Talks

May 01, 2012 18:30

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Tagged as: culture gender solidarity



Tuesdays 6.30-9pm St. Martins Community Centre, 43 Carol St., NW1

Symbolic culture began emerging in Africa some 100,000 years ago, in a social revolution which has lessons for all of us today.... 



Evolution, Archaeology and History

Summer Term Syllabus 2012


April 17            Early human kinship was matrilineal                         Chris Knight

April 24            The evolution of monogamy in primates and humans    Kit Opie  

May 1              Divine Kingship in England and Africa                Chris Knight and Camilla Power

May 8              Jesus of Nazareth in Anthropological Perspective          Chris Knight

May 15             Blood sacrifice and the Hunter’s ‘Own Kill’ rule           Chris Knight

May 22             Noam Chomsky’s ‘Cognitive Revolution’                    Chris Knight

May 29             The origins of symbolic culture in Africa                    Ian Watts

June 5              The Stonehenge Lying Machine                               Lionel Sims

June 12            Avebury: From Pillar to Post                                   Lionel Sims

June 19            Anthropology and Activism                                     Ragnhild Frend Dale        

June 26            How the West was Lost: the role of feasting, monumentality and astronomy in the                   Neolithic transition                           Fabio Silva

July 3             The Decadence of the Shamans                                Alan  Cohen       


All lectures held at the St Martins Community Centre

43 Carol St, London NW1 0HT (2 minutes from Camden Town tube)

Tuesday evenings, 6.15–9.00 pm.