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Speaker: Richard Wrangham Host: Department of Archaeology

Self-Domestication and the Origin of Homo Sapiens - Online Lecture and Q&A with Richard Wrangham

The Past, Present, and Future of the Human Niche
Richard Wrangham is a Research Professor at Harvard University, where he taught from 1989 to 2020. His major interests are chimpanzee and human evolutionary ecology, the evolutionary dynamics of violence and self-domestication, and ape conservation. Since 1987 he has studied wild chimpanzee behavior in Kibale National Park, Uganda. His latest book is The Goodness Paradox: The Strange Relationship Between Virtue and Violence in Human Evolution (2019). [more]
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