2024 Biological Anthropology Colloquium
269 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Please join the University of Minnesota Anthropology Department for our 2024 Biological Anthropology Colloquium, where Professor Cara Ocobock of the University of Notre Dame will be presenting “Woman the Hunter”
Professor Cara Ocobock, University of Notre Dame
Abstract: Much of the story of human evolution has been written by and about men, often to the exclusion of women. One of the most famous examples of this is the persistent Man the Hunter theory. In this talk I will discuss the anatomical, physiological, archaeological, and ethnographic evidence demonstrating that not only were women highly capable and likely adept at hunting, but they very much were hunting in the Paleolithic. The hope is that this complementary perspective on women's roles will spur more accurate reconstructions of our evolutionary past.
Join us in person in Blegen Hall, room 317 or virtually on Zoom. A short reception will be available to those attending in person.
Please register in advance of the event here by February 9th at Noon.