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      November 12, 2019

      Tuesday   6:45 PM (on various days)

      14 Taviton Street , University College London
      London, Greater London

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      Radical Anthropology Free Talks in London

      Language, art, music and symbolic culture emerged in Africa over 100,000 years ago, culminating in a symbolic explosion or ‘human revolution’ whose echoes can still be heard in myths and cultural traditions from around the world. These talks are a general introduction to social and biological anthropology, ranging over fields as diverse as hunter-gatherer studies, mythology, primatology, archaeology and archaeo-astronomy. Radical Anthropology brings indigenous rights activists, environmentalists, feminists and others striving for a better world together with people of all ages who just want to learn about anthropology. There is always time for discussion after each talk and there are good local pubs for those wishing to socialise into the evening. September 24   ‘Evolution, revolution and human origins’.  Chris Knight October 1  ‘The Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales. Introducing the science of mythology.’ Robin Halpin & Chris Knight October 8 ‘When Women Ruled the World. Reconsidering the myth of primitive matriarchy.’ Chris Knight October 15  ‘Why menstruation matters’.  Camilla Power October 22 ‘Continuity and change among a community of East African hunter-gatherers’. Alyssa Crittenden October 28 ‘Noam Chomsky: The responsibility of intellectuals 50 years on.’ [Book launch] * November 5  ‘Woman’s Biggest Husband Is the Moon. An example of women’s solidarity and power in a hunter-gatherer society.’  Jerome Lewis November 12 ‘Tribal insights: Power and revolution.’  Bruce Parry November 19  ‘Human evolution: Where are we now?’  Chris Stringer November 26 ‘Spirits of the Rainforest. Polyphonic singing workshop.’ Ingrid Lewis December 3 ‘How language evolved from music’.  Jerome Lewis December 10 ‘The role of women in the prehistoric emergence of art and symbolic culture’. Camilla Power December 17 ‘The Shoes that were Danced to Pieces. A Christmas fairy tale.' Chris Knight Tuesdays, 6.45 – 8.30 pm. All talks free and open to all in the Archaeology Lecture Theatre, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton St, London WC1H 0BW * Check UCL venue. Tube: Euston. @radicalanthro Facebook

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