Human and Non-Human Cultures

Event Date (Pacific Time): 
Friday, Oct 2, 2009 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Event Sessions

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.

Media Session Speakers
File Welcome Margaret Schoeninger, University of California, San Diego
Opening Remarks James Moore, Assoc. Prof. Emeritus, Anthropology Dept, UCSD
File Human Universals: How and Where They Differ Donald Brown, University of California, Santa Barbara
File Cultural Reflexivity in Human Cultures Rupert Stasch, University of Cambridge
File Social Learning and Traditions in Wild Capuchin Monkeys Susan Perry, University of California, Los Angeles
File The Psittacine Diaspora: Vocal Dialects in Wild Parrots Timothy Wright, New Mexico State University
File Vocal Learning in Dolphins and Parrots Peter Tyack, University of St Andrews
File Cultures of the Open Ocean: The Sperm Whale Hal Whitehead, Dalhousie University
File The Cultural Worlds of Child and Chimpanzee Andrew Whiten, University of St. Andrews
File The Cultural as Emergent Order: What Francois Jacob tells Claude Levi-Strauss Jonathan Friedman, UC San Diego
Closing Remarks Margaret Schoeninger, University of California, San Diego
File Matrix of Comparative Anthropogeny (MOCA) Pascal Gagneux, University of California, San Diego
Ajit Varki, UC San Diego School of Medicine

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