Advances and Questions on the Evolution of Childhood
Advanced Seminar co-chairs Courtney L. Meehan, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University and Alyssa N. Crittenden, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California–San Diego
Colloquium, SAR Boardroom
Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free
Research into the evolution of childhood and the diversity of children’s experiences around the world has attracted attention in recent years, yet children remain peripheral in much of evolutionary, cultural, psychological, and archaeological research. Drawing on experts from a wide array of fields, including biological, cultural, nutritional, and cognitive anthropology, as well as primatology, developmental psychology, and paleoarchaeology, we will discuss recent advances in our understanding of why and how childhood evolved and discuss the myriad of questions that still require attention.