Birth to Grandmotherhood: Childrearing in Human Evolution

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Event Type: 
Symposium
Event Dates: 
Fri Feb 21, 2014 @ 1:00pm Pacific - Fri Feb 21, 2014 @ 5:30pm Pacific
Live Symposium Webcast:

The live webcast for this symposium has ended.

The goal is to take a broad view of the importance of child-rearing in human evolution, from birth to the impact of grandmothers.   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 period followed by extraordinary adult longevity.  How did such a distinctive pattern of development evolve and what other human features are linked to it?  In this symposium, we will take a comparative perspective and consider neuroendocrine factors, energetics, life-history trade-offs and consequences for culture.

Event Sessions

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DateFilesSession TitleSpeakersLocation
Fri 2/212014_02_21_01_IntroWelcome and Opening RemarksKristen Hawkes

Margaret J. Schoeninger
UCSD - Institute of the Americas; Hojel Hall of the Americas Auditorium
Fri 2/212014_02_21_02_TrevathanBirth and the Newborn InfantWenda TrevathanUCSD - Institute of the Americas; Hojel Hall of the Americas Auditorium
Fri 2/212014_02_21_03_BardInfant State in Apes and HumansKim BardUCSD - Institute of the Americas; Hojel Hall of the Americas Auditorium
Fri 2/212014_02_21_04_HindeBreast Milk and BreastfeedingKatie HindeUCSD - Institute of the Americas; Hojel Hall of the Americas Auditorium
Fri 2/212014_02_21_05_CarterOxytocin Pathways and Human EvolutionSue CarterUCSD - Institute of the Americas; Hojel Hall of the Americas Auditorium
Fri 2/212014_02_21_06_HewlettSharing Childcare and Knowledge in InfancyBarry HewlettUCSD - Institute of the Americas; Hojel Hall of the Americas Auditorium
Fri 2/212014_02_21_07_KaplanHuman FathersHillard KaplanUCSD - Institute of the Americas; Hojel Hall of the Americas Auditorium
Fri 2/212014_02_21_08_KonnerHunter-Gatherer Childhood and Human EvolutionMelvin KonnerUCSD - Institute of the Americas; Hojel Hall of the Americas Auditorium
Fri 2/212014_02_21_09_HawkesGrandmothers and the Extended FamilyKristen HawkesUCSD - Institute of the Americas; Hojel Hall of the Americas Auditorium
Fri 2/212014_02_21_10_HrdyBorn Human: How The Utterly Dependent SurviveSarah Blaffer HrdyUCSD - Institute of the Americas; Hojel Hall of the Americas Auditorium
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