The Emergence of Human Uniqueness: Characters Underlying Behavioral Modernity Speaker: Dr. Kim Hill
Optional brunch is $8 (includes tax and tip -- be sure to tell cashier you're with the Humanists). Free coffee in the meeting room. Professor Kim Hill received his B.S. degree from the Univ. of Utah in 1975 and his Ph.D. in Anthropology from there in 1983. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on aspects of human evolution at Arizona State University. Prior to his arrival at ASU, he was a professor at the Univ. of New Mexico. He has additional teaching experience at the Univ. of Michigan, Emory University, and the Univ. of Utah. Dr. Hill's theoretical interests are human evolutionary ecology, including focal areas such as foraging theory, time allocation, food sharing, life history evolution, parental investment, cooperation, culture and cognition, the emergence and spread of Homo sapiens and unique characteristics of our species. His field experience involves hunter-gatherers and natives of the Neotropics. He has nearly 30 years of fieldwork with Ache (Paraguay), Hiwi (Venezuela), Mashco-Piro, Matsiguenga and Yora (Peru) and has conducted extensive travels to indigenous communities in Latin America.