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Birth to Grandmotherhood: Childrearing in Human Evolution

Posted on Jan 9, 2014 4:51:00 PM

Birth to Grandmotherhood: Childrearing in Human Evolution

Symposium - La Jolla, CA, United States

This symposium takes 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.

Organization: CARTA (Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny)

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Birth to Grandmotherhood: Childrearing in Human Evolution

Fri, Feb 21, 2014 - Fri, Feb 21, 2014 (1:00 PM)

UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA, US

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