The Evolutionary Journal Club meets weekly to discuss current/important articles from the body of anthropological literature.
This semester we're meeting Fridays at 12:00-1:00pm in the Gardner Commons, room 3015.
The Evolutionary Journal Club provides an opportunity for graduate and advanced undergraduate students to engage with cutting-edge reasearch in group discussions lead by Dr. Kristen Hawkes, a leading expert in the fields of Behavioral Ecology and Evolutionary Anthropology. This opportunity is one of the signature expieriences of a graduate students in the Department of Anthropology.
Current Semester Reading Schedule
Cawthon et al (2019). Lower germline mutation rates in young adults predict longer lives and longer reproductive lifespans. medRxiv 19004184. Preprint. doi: 10.1101/19004184
Link to article: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/19004184v1
Discussant: Alan Rogers
Gurven, M. D., & Davison, R. J. (2019). Periodic catastrophes over human evolutionary history are necessary to explain the forager population paradox. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(26), 12758–12766. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1902406116
Link to article: https://www.pnas.org/content/116/26/12758
Discussant: Michael Weight
Wrangham, R. (2017). “Control of Fire in the Paleolithic: Evaluating the Cooking Hypothesis.” Current Anthropology 58 (S16): S303-S313.
Link to article: https://doi.org/10.1086/692113
Discussant: Earl Keefe