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I’m off to Liverpool tomorrow to speak in the University of Liverpool’s Evolutionary Anthropology Seminar Series. I’ll be presenting some of my on-going work on my Leverhulme ECF project in a talk entitled ” Matters of Life and Death: Demography and Society in Lower-Middle Palaeolithic Europe”.
This is the third time that I’ve spoken on this topic, following a presentation last November to to the Bournemouth University Archaeology Seminar Series, and a public lecture to the Welwyn Archaeological Society in January.
I have a short piece entitled “The Palaeolithic Archaeological Record and the Materiality of Imagination” published in the (open-access) e-book “Evolution of Wisdom: Major and Minor Keys” (eds. A Fuentes & C. Deane-Drummond).
In this short paper, I provide an archaeological perspective on a theological model (proposed by van Huyssteen) on the origins of human imagination.
The whole book is available to read here: https://ctshf.pressbooks.com/
My manuscript “Archaeological demography as a tool for the study of women and gender in the past” is now available online. Follow the links under the “Publications” tab
My manuscript “Archaeological demography as a tool for the study of women and gender in the past” has just been accepted for publication, and is forthcoming in Cambridge Archaeological Journal.
This article outlines a research agenda whereby the results of the ever-increasing number of archaeological demographic studies can be used to tell us about the lives of women in the past, and about gender relations, without relying on questionable notions of “sexing” artefacts, activities, and spaces. I provide an example of interpretation using some of my previously published work on the demography of hunter-gatherers in the late Upper Palaeolithic of Southwestern France.
More information (and a link to the paper!) to follow.
The SAA symposium I co-chaired on “Challenges and Advances in the Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology of Non-Modern Humans” is covered in this great review recently published in the journal Evolutionary Anthropology: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/evan.21591
I’ll be heading to IPHES in Tarragona, Spain, next week (1st-2nd March) to participate in the Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Prehistoric Demography workshop (https://crossdem18.wordpress.com/), where I will present a paper entitled “Prehistoric demography and archaic hominins: the implications of the different life history, biology, and cognition of non-Homo sapiens for method and theory in demographic archaeology”
Along with my colleague Marc Kissel (Appalachian State University), I will be co-chairing the symposium “Challenges and Advances in the Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology of Non-Modern Humans” at the Society for American Archaeology annual meeting in Washington DC (11th-15th April 2018). The session will start at 8am on Sunday 15th April