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Evolution of Mothering: The Natural Heritage from our Deep Mammalian Past

Mammals, whose name comes from the Latin mamma for teat, are defined by suckling. Mothering began 200 million years ago with the first mammals and developed to become a hallmark of ancestral primates. Taking evidence from anthropology, archaeology and genetics, Dr. Robert Martin, Curator of Biological Anthropology at the Field Museum in Chicago, reviews the long evolutionary trajectory of human mothering. Reconstructing that history throws light on the natural basis for our own maternal behavior and highlights sources of problems encountered by modern mothers.

$12 Leakey Foundation and HMNS Members, $18 General Public
Tickets may be purchased at HMNS Box Office or by calling [masked]

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  • John M.

    If a mother or father missed this, they missed critical information.

    April 3, 2013

  • Angel

    Emergency at work. Not going to make it after all.

    April 2, 2013

  • Ariel

    I may be able to go (work out of down early the next day).
    Incidentally, I picked up an interesting and possibly relevant book today: "The Bonobo and the Atheist" by Frans de Waal.

    March 16, 2013

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