Welcome to the latest issue of Anthropogeny Tracks, a periodic newsletter on all things CARTA.
First up is our upcoming public symposium on “Domestication and Human Evolution,” co-chaired by Robert Kluender (UC San Diego) and Terrence Deacon (UC Berkeley).
Next you’ll hear from CARTA’s Anthropogeny students as they recap some of the highlights from talks delivered at the previous symposium in May on “Male Aggression and Violence in Human Evolution.”
This summer, CARTA’s Museum of Primatology was put to good use when our senior programmer introduced a group of enthusiastic high school students to some introductory digital anthropogeny.
And in the months ahead, CARTA’s outreach will turn to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego, providing a second CARTA Master Class for its retiree members. Five distinguished CARTA members will share their insights into “Uniquely Human Features of the Brain,” the theme of this year’s class.
We round out this issue with some impressive statistics. CARTA’s symposia talks which are archived online at multiple websites (CARTA, UCSD-TV, iTunes and YouTube), have now been viewed more than 18 million times. Needless to say, we are thrilled with this tremendous show of interest in CARTA’s programming.