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Anthropology Department
New York University
25 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10003

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2013-2014 CSHO Lecture Series

SPRING 2014

  • Ariane Burke - University of Montreal
    Troubled Times: The Impact of Climate Variability on Human Settlement Patterns During the Late Glacial Maximum in the Iberian Peninsula
    5:00 pm
    Thursday, February 6
    Room 405, Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East
  • Asif Ghazanfar - Princeton University
    The Evolution of Vocal Cooperation
    5:00 pm
    Thursday, February 13
    Location TBD
  • Other events in the New York City area

Past Events

FALL 2013

  • Derek Wildman - Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Molecular Phylogeny and the Emergence of Primate Phenotypes
    5:00 pm
    Thursday, December 5
    Room 101, 5 Washington Place
Download the lecture poster here (pdf format)
  • Robert Seyfarth - University of Pennsylvania
    Primate Social Cognition and the Emergence of Language
    5:00 pm
    Thursday, November 14
    Room 101, 5 Washington Place
Download the lecture poster here (pdf format)
  • Stanley Ambrose - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Tracing Kalahari Forager Social Exchange Relationships with Ostrich Eggshell Strontium Isotopes
    5:00 pm
    Thursday, October 31
    Room 101, 5 Washington Place
  • Nina Jablonski - The Pennsylvania State University
    Why Skin Color Matters: The Biological and Social Significance of our Most Obvious Physical Trait
    5:00 pm
    Thursday, September 26
    Silver Center, Room 101A (Jurow Lecture Hall), 100 Washington Square East
Copresented by the Prehistory Club of Kenya - Donate here

SPRING 2013

  • International Symposium
    Aurignacian Genius: Art, Technology and Society of the First Modern Humans in Europe
    April 8, 9, and 10
    New York University

    In the light of important advances in knowledge over the past few years concerning the Aurignacian culture, the Partner University Fund project Aurignacian Genius, led by Randall White and François Bon, held an international symposium entitled “Aurignacian Genius: Art, Technology and Society of the First Modern Humans in Europe.” This symposium, which took place at New York University, April 8‐10, 2013, sought to bring together scientists engaged in primary research on the Early Upper Paleolithic of Europe, with the more specific goal of addressing the question of the social, technological and environmental contexts of Aurignacian symbolic production. Inserted between two days of scientific meetings (April 8 and 10) restricted to the broader scientific community at NYU and beyond, a session for the general public (April 9) rendered accessible current scientific knowledge concerning the origins of the arts in Europe.
Download the symposium program here and a poster here (both PDF format).
The program for the April 9 session for the general public can be downloaded here.
  • Emily Hammer - NYU/ISAW
    Mapping Empire in Naxçıvan, Azerbaijan
    12:00 pm
    Tuesday, April 23
    Kriser Room, Smith Hall, 25 Waverly Place
  • Julia Fischer - German Primate Center and University of Göttingen
    Vervet Monkey Alarm Calls Revisited and the Question of Meaning in Animal Communication
    5:00 pm
    Thursday, February 28
    Room 101, 5 Washington Place
Lunchtime Talk
Dr. Fischer also gave an informal talk on her research on guinea baboons in Senegal.
Friday, March 1
11:00 am
First floor conference room, Smith Hall, 25 Waverly Place
  • Lunchtime Talk
    12:00 pm
    Tuesday, February 26
    First floor conference room, Smith Hall, 25 Waverly Place
    Amanda Melin (Dartmouth) and Chihiro Hiramatsu (Kyoto University) gave an informal presentation of their work on sensory ecology, color vision, foraging, and adaptive coloration.
  • Tim Weaver - University of California, Davis
    Insights from an Evolutionary Quantitative Genetic Approach to Human Origins
    5:00 pm
    Thursday, February 21
    Room 101, 5 Washington Place
Lunchtime Workshop
Friday, February 22
11:00 am
First floor conference room, Smith Hall, 25 Waverly Place
Tim Weaver gave a workshop on the use of morphology to estimate evolutionary lineage divergence times. The following PNAS article was a topic for general discussion: "Close correspondence between quantitative- and molecular-genetic divergence times for Neandertals and modern humans."
  • George Perry - Penn State
    Conservation and Extinction Genomics of Malagasy Lemurs: Anthropogenic Effects
    5:00 pm
    Thursday, February 14
    803 Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South

FALL 2012

  • Jenny Tung - Duke University
    Evolutionary Genetics and Gene Regulation in Old World Monkeys
    5:00 pm
    Thursday, December 6
    300 Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East
  • Michael Frachetti - Washington University
    Bronze Age Interaction, "Participation," and the Shape of Inner Asian Civilization
    5:00 pm
    Thursday, November 29
    300 Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East
  • Natalie Munro - University of Connecticut
    Diet and Landscape Change from the Upper Paleolithic to the Mesolithic at Franchthi Cave, Greece
    5:00 pm
    Thursday, October 11
    300 Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East

SPRING 2012

  • Patrick Kirch - University of California, Berkeley
    Hawai'i as a Model System for Long-Term Agricultural Intensification and Sustainability
    5:00 pm
    Thursday, May 3
    Room 102, 19 University Place
  • John Mitani - University of Michigan
    The Behavior of Wild Chimpanzees
    5:00 pm
    Thursday, March 1
    Room 101, 5 Washington Place

FALL 2011

  • Erella Hovers - Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    To Have and Have Not: Skills, Cognitive Abilities, and Oldowan Stone Tools
    5:00 pm
    Thursday, December 1
    Kriser Room, 25 Waverly Place
  • Brown Bag Presentation
    Jens A. Frick - Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
    The Middle and Upper Paleolithic in Eastern France: Evidence from the Grottes de la Verpillière I and II (Saône-et-Loire)
    12:30 pm
    Friday, November 18
    Room 805, 25 Waverly Place
  • Anthropology Department Event
    John Polk - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Endurance Activity and Brain Size in Human Evolution
    5:00 pm
    Wednesday, November 16
    Kriser Room, 25 Waverly Place
  • Chris Ruff - Johns Hopkins University
    The Evolution of Hominin Bipedalism
    5:00 pm
    Thursday, November 3
    300 Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East
  • Yohannes Haile-Selassie - Cleveland Museum of Natural History
    Woranso-Mille (Central Afar, Ethiopia): A New Window into the Human Past
    5:00 pm
    Thursday, October 20
    300 Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East
  • Anthropology Department Event
    Dorian Fuller - University College London
    Archaeobotany of Prehistoric Contacts Across the Indian Ocean: Crop Movements and Trade Between Africa, Asia and Southeast Asia
    3:30 pm
    Wednesday, September 21
    Room 706, 25 Waverly Place

SPRING 2011

  • Eurasian Archaeology Workshop
    Saturday, April 30, 2011
New York University’s Center for the Study of Human Origins and Center for Ancient Studies hosted a Eurasian Archaeology Workshop on April 30, 2011. The goal of the workshop was to create a network of scholars working on contemporary issues in Eurasian archaeology. It provided a venue for archaeologists in the New York City region to present and share their emerging research in an informal setting. This format created an environment in which scholars had the opportunity to receive substantial feedback.
  • Daniella Bar-Yosef Mayer - University of Haifa and Tel Aviv University
    Between superstition and science: Beads of foragers, farmers, and pastoralists in the Levant
    2:00 pm
    Monday, April 25
    Kriser Room, Anthropology Department, 25 Waverly Place
  • Rod McIntosh - Yale University
    What can the Middle Niger of West Africa tell us about emerging complexity?
    5:00 pm
    Thursday, April 21
    5 Washington Place, room 101

FALL 2010

  • Brenda Bradley - Yale University
    Primatology in the age of primate genomics
    5:00 pm
    Thursday, December 2
    Room 207 Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East
  • David Strait - SUNY Albany
    Reconstructing diet and evaluating dietary adaptations in early hominins
    5:30 pm
    Thursday, November 11
    Kimball Hall Lounge, 246 Greene Street, First Floor
  • Thure Cerling - University of Utah
    HAIR - History of Animals using Isotope Records: Diets on time scales of days to millions of years
    5:00 pm
    Thursday, October 7
    Room 207 Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East

SPRING 2010

  • Nicholas Conard - University of Tübingen
    Sex, art and rock 'n' roll in the Swabian Aurignacian: Contextualizing early Upper Palaeolithic innovations within the global debate on cultural modernity
    6:20 pm
    Thursday, April 1
    5 Washington Place, room 101
  • Isabelle Crevecoeur - CNRS, Laboratoire d'Anthropologie des Populations du Passé, Université Bordeaux
    Insights into modern human variation during the Late Pleistocene in Africa
    2:00 pm
    Tuesday, March 23
    Kriser Room, Anthropology Department, 25 Waverly Place
  • Carel van Schaik - University of Zürich
    The evolution of brain size: Benefits, costs and consequences
    6:20 pm
    Thursday, March 4
    5 Washington Place, room 101
  • Kaye Reed - Institute of Human Origins, Arizona State University
    Biogeography and paleoecology of Plio-Pleistocene hominins: Dispersals vs. isolation
    6:20 pm
    Thursday, February 18
    5 Washington Place, room 101

FALL 2009

  • Melinda Zeder - National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
    New perspectives on Near Eastern agricultural origins
    Thursday, November 19, 5:00 PM
    Kriser Room, Anthropology Department, 25 Waverly Place
  • Rebecca Bliege Bird - Stanford University
    Why women hunt: risk and contemporary foraging in the Australian desert
    Monday, October 26, 5:00 PM
    Kriser Room, Anthropology Department, 25 Waverly Place
  • Human and Primate Evolution in Context: A Celebration of Peter Andrews' Contributions to Palaeoanthropology
    University College London - Archaeology Lecture Theatre, ground floor, Institute of Archaeology, Gordon Square, London WC1
    Monday, September 21, 2009
    (Co-sponsored by CSHO and UCL.)

SPRING 2009

  • Chris Stringer - Natural History Museum, London
    Leakey Foundation/NYCEP event - The AHOB (Ancient Human Occupation of Britain) project and European human evolution
    Wednesday, May 6, 5:00 PM
    Room 408 Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East
  • Paul Mellars - University of Cambridge
    Rethinking modern human behavioural origins and dispersal
    Thursday, April 16, 3:00 PM
    Room 905/907, Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South
  • Steven Kuhn - University of Arizona
    Archaeological perspectives on Paleolithic population structure: are there changes in group size across the Middle/Upper Paleolithic boundary?
    Friday, March 13, 5:00 PM
    Kriser Room, Anthropology Department, 25 Waverly Place
  • Mary Stiner - University of Arizona
    Prey choice, site occupation intensity and economic diversity across the Middle to Early Upper Paleolithic at Üçağızlı Caves I and II (Hatay, Turkey)
    Thursday, March 12, 5:00 PM

FALL 2008

  • Fred Spoor - University College London
    Early Homo in the Turkana Basin
    Thursday, November 6, 6 PM
    19 University Place, room 102 (Attendees must bring ID.)

    Workshop: Using CT in Paleontology
    Friday, November 7, 1:30 - 3:30
    25 Waverly Place, Room 706
  • Jean-Jacques Hublin - Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
    Modern Human Origins in North Africa
    Wednesday, September 17, 6:45 PM
    Room 105, 5 Washington Place

SPRING 2008

  • Osbjorn Pearson - University of New Mexico
    The earliest modern humans from the Omo Kibish Formation
    Thursday, April 24, 5 PM
    Kriser Room, Anthropology Dept, 25 Waverly Place
  • Dan Lieberman - Harvard University
    Mad Dogs and Hominins in the Midday Sun: walking and running in the genus Homo
    Thursday, March 13, 5 PM
    19 University Place, Room 102
  • Colin Renfrew - University of Cambridge
    The destruction of the past: Time to say no
    Monday, March 10, 6PM
    Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East
  • Utsav Schurmans - University of Pennsylvania
    The role of North Africa in modern human origins research
    Monday, March 3rd, 12:30 PM
    Kriser Room, Anthropology Dept, 25 Waverly Place
  • Christian Tryon - Smithsonian Institution
    Ancient rocks and modern humans: Geological and archaeological investigations of hominin behavioral evolution in the late Middle Pleistocene
    Thursday, February 28th, 5 PM
    Kriser Room, Anthropology Dept, 25 Waverly Place
  • Dietrich Stout - Institute of Archaeology University College London
    Making tools and making sense: Technology, language and cognition in human evolution
    Monday, February 25th, 12:30 PM
    Kriser Room, Anthropology Dept, 25 Waverly Place

FALL 2007

  • Randy White - New York University
    Getting beyond Venus: Contextual readings of Paleolithic female figures
    Wednesday, November 14, 6:30-8 PM
    19 University Place, Room 102
  • Amy Parish - University of Southern California
    Sex and the liberated hominoid: Pleasure, bonding and female dominance in bonobos
    Thursday, November 15, 4:55-6:10
    Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, Room 408
    co-sponsored with the Anthropology Department
  • Mike Plavcan - University of Arkansas
    Understanding dimorphism as a function of male and female traits
    Friday, November 2, 5:00-7:00 PM
    19 University Place, Room 102
  • Monique Scott - American Museum of Natural History
    Exhibiting human evolution in the museum: Insights from international audiences
    Thursday, October 18, 4:55-6:10
    Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, Room 408
    co-sponsored with the Anthropology Department
  • Evolutionary Anthropology at the Interface
    A workshop and symposium organized by CSHO & the Wenner Gren Foundation to celebrate and honor the remarkable career of Dr. Cliff Jolly and the field of biological anthropology.
    October 6th, 2007- 19 West 4th Street, Yalinkcak Lecture Hall
    Conference pictures now online? - Photos from both day 1 at Wenner-Gren and day 2 at NYU!
  • Paul Goldberg - Boston University
    Micromorphology, humans, and site formation
    Friday, September 21, 4:30 PM
    Kriser Room, Department of Anthropology

SPRING 2007

  • Dr. Thomas Plummer - CUNY, Queens College
    Fractured bones, stones and careers: Paleoanthropological research on the Fever Peninsula, Kenya
    Thursday, April 12, 6:00 PM
    Kriser Room, Department of Anthropology 1st Floor
  • Hall of Human Origins opens at the Museum of Natural History
  • Dr. Bernard Wood - George Washington University
    Paranthropus boisei: the history and prehistory of an early hominin taxon
    Friday, February 16th, 4:30 pm
    Jurrow Lecture Hall, Silver Center

FALL 2006

  • Department of Anthropology Colloquium - Fredrik Hiebert, National Geographic Society
    Afghanistan’s hidden past: Rediscovering the collections of the Kabul Museum
    Thursday, November 30th, 4:55 to 6:10
    Silver Center (100 Washington Square East), Room 207
  • Donald H. Enlow International Research Symposium
    An Integrative Approach to Skeletal Biology
    November 6-7, 2006

SPRING 2006


SPRING 2005

  • Dr. Drew Rendal
    Sex, size, and social identity: Structure-function dimensions of primate vocalizations and their relevance to human speech origins
    April 21, 6:30pm
    Kriser Room, 25 Waverly Place, NYU
    Co-sponsored with NYCEP
  • Neanderthals Revisited: New Approaches and Perspectives
    January 27-29, 9 am-5:30pm
    Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center

FALL 2004

  • Dr. Milford Wolpoff - University of Michigan
    Why not Neanderthals?
    December 3rd, 5:30 pm
    Silver Center Rm 206
  • Dr. Steve Leigh - University of Illinois
    Brain ontogeny and life history in primates
    November 12th, 5:30 pm
    Silver Center Rm 206
  • Dr. Laurie Godfrey - University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Ghost bones of Madagascar: Reconstructing Madagascar's extict lemurs
    October 1st, 5:30 pm
    Silver Center Rm 206