Spring 2018

Gilliane Monnier, University of Minnesota
Thursday, February 15 at 5pm
“Advanced behaviors in Neanderthals and early modern humans? Insights from stone tool residue analysis.”
Kriser Room, NYU Department of Anthropology, 1st Floor, 25 Waverly Place

Kevin Uno, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Thursday, March 1 at 5pm
“Seeing the grasses through the trees: Reconstructing Neogene vegetation from isotopes and molecular distributions of plant waxes.”
5 Washington Place, Room 101

Mary Blair, American Museum of Natural History
Thursday, March 29 at 5pm
“How does evolutionary primatology inform conservation? From wildlife trade to climate change.”
5 Washington Place, Room 101

The Ranieri Colloquium
Understanding the Origins of the Arts: Expressive Culture of Early Homo sapiens
Thursday-Friday, April 26-27
NYU Silver Center for Arts and Science
Hemmerdinger Hall, 31 Washington Place

David Pilbeam, Harvard University
Thursday, May 3 at 5pm
“A long story: Miocene faunas and faunal change in the Siwaliks of Pakistan.”
5 Washington Place, Room 101

 

Fall 2017

Curtis Marean, Arizona State University
Thursday, November 2 at 5pm
“The Transition to Foraging for Dense and Predictable Resources and its Impact on the Evolution of Modern Humans”
Silver Center, 31 Washington Place – Room 405

Carel van Schaik, University of Zurich
Thursday, November 30 at 5pm
“The Evolution of General Intelligence”
Silver Center, 31 Washington Place – Room 405

Susan Alberts, Duke University
Thursday, December 7 at 5pm
“Life in an arid environment: ecological challenges and developmental constraints in a wild primate”
Silver Center, 31 Washington Place – Room 405

 

Spring 2017

Chet Sherwood, The George Washington University
Thursday, May 4 at 5pm
“Evolution and Development of the Human Brain”
Silver Center, 31 Washington Place – Jurow Lecture Hall, Room 101

Daniel Adler, University of Connecticut
Thursday, April 27 at 5pm
“The Context and Relevance of Nor Geghi 1 to Middle Pleistocene Hominin Behavior in the Southern Caucasus”
Silver Center, 31 Washington Place – Jurow Lecture Hall, Room 101

Alison Richard, Yale University
Thursday, April 13 at 5pm
“Journeys through time: myth and science in Madagascar”
Silver Center, 31 Washington Place – Jurow Lecture Hall, Room 101

Rachel Scott, DePaul University
Thursday, March 23 at 5pm
“Burial at the Black Friary in Trim, County Meath, Ireland: 700 Years of Changing Friary-Town Relations”
25 Waverly Place – Kriser Room, 1st Floor

 

Fall 2016

Ashley Hammond, The George Washington University
Thursday, November 17 at 5pm
“Hips don’t lie: apes and hominin evolution in East Africa”
Kimmel Center – 60 Washington Square South, Room 909

Melissa Wilson Sayres, Arizona State University
Thursday, October 13 at 5pm
“Sex-biased genome evolution”
Silver Center – 31 Washington Place, Room 301

 

Spring 2016

Anne Stone, Arizona State University
Thursday, May 5 at 5pm
“Tuberculosis and leprosy: origins, migration, and exchange in humans and other primates”
5 Washington Place, Room 101

Claudia Valeggia, Yale University
Thursday, March 24 at 5pm
“Life transitions in an indigenous population in northern Argentina”
5 Washington Place, Room 101

Dorothy Cheney, University of Pennsylvania
Thursday, March 10 at 5pm
“Competition, cooperation, and the origins of a social brain”
5 Washington Place, Room 101

 

Fall 2015

Daniel Povinelli, University of Louisiana
Co-sponsored by NYU Department of Psychology Cognition and Perception
Thursday, December 10 at 5pm
“Anthropomorphomania”
5 Washington Place, Room 101

Lee Berger, University of the Witwatersrand / The National Geographic Society
Wednesday, November 18 at 5pm
Almost Human – the discovery of Homo naledi
19 W. 4th Street, Room 101

Thomas Higham, University of Oxford
Thursday, November 5 at 5pm
“A chronology for the European Aurignacian and a spatio-temporal analysis of the early spread of modern humans
5 Washington Place, Room 101

Robert Martin, The Field Museum
Thursday, October 8 at 5pm
“Maternal Resources, Brain Development and the Pelvic Constraint”
5 Washington Place, Room 101

Douglas Boyer, Duke University
Thursday, September 24 at 5pm
“New perspectives on euprimate origins from fossils and comparative data”
5 Washington Place, Room 101