CARTA 10th Anniversary: Revisiting the Agenda
More than 20 years ago, a small group of La Jolla academics began periodic meetings for transdisciplinary discussions on anthropogeny (explaining the origin of humans)––an effort that blossomed into an international intellectual collaborative organized by UC San Diego and the Salk Institute as the Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA). At the formal opening of CARTA just over 10 years ago a group of CARTA leaders and advisors attempted to “define the agenda”. Much additional relevant information has since emerged, and an expanded group of experts will now revisit the agenda by addressing the following questions on a broad array of selected topics: What do we know for certain? What do we think we know? What do we need to know? How do we proceed?––Effectively, a whirlwind tour of many but not all approaches to anthropogeny.
Anniversary banners were created especially for this event to represent the 10th Anniversary Celebration, CARTA Supporters, The Evolution of CARTA, Graduate Specialization in Anthropogeny, and Visionaries Who Shaped CARTA (In Memoriam).
Media for each talk can be played by clicking on icons in the "Media" column, or by clicking on the individual talk titles below and then the attachment file at the bottom of the page.
Fred Gage, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Elizabeth Simmons, University of California, San Diego
David Brenner, University of California, San Diego
|Comparative Cognition in Primates||Tetsuro Matsuzawa, California Institute of Technology|
|Behavior & Ecology||James Moore, Assoc. Prof. Emeritus, Anthropology Dept, UCSD|
|Paleoanthropology & Comparative Anatomy||William Kimbel, Arizona State University|
|Nutrition & Paleodiet||Margaret Schoeninger, University of California, San Diego|
|Comparative Genomics||Evan Eichler, University of Washington School of Medicine|
|Ancient DNA of Humans and Their Pathogens||Anne Stone, Arizona State University|
|Human Population Genetics and Origins||Sarah Tishkoff, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine|
|Comparative Medicine||Ajit Varki, UC San Diego School of Medicine|
|Mental Disease||Daniel Geschwind, University of California, Los Angeles|
|Hunter-Gatherers/ Life History & Reproduction||Kristen Hawkes, University of Utah|
|Parenting and Child Development||Alyssa Crittenden, University of Nevada, Las Vegas|
|Comparative Brain Anatomy||Katerina Semendeferi, University of California, San Diego|
|Computational Neuroscience||Terry Sejnowski, Salk Institute for Biological Studies|
|Language||David Perlmutter, University of California, San Diego|
|Cultural Evolution and Dual Inheritance||Joseph Henrich, Harvard University|
|Morality & Cooperation||Patricia Churchland, University of California, San Diego|
|Closing Remarks||Pascal Gagneux, University of California, San Diego|
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