Thursday, February 12, 2009

AAAS Meeting, Chicago, Feb. 12-16: We are what we have eaten?

"Piecing together relationships between the diets of hominids several million years ago to that of early and modern humans is allowing scientists to see how diet relates to the evolution of cognitive abilities, social structures, locomotion and even disease, said University of Colorado at Boulder anthropology Professor Matt Sponheimer. Sponheimer organized a session titled 'The Evolution of Human Diets'" (Eureka Alerts).

I have never been to a AAAS meeting, even though they always sound so interesting. But after all those geophysics, geology, archaeometry, and archaeology meetings, well, there's not enough time or money. Anyway, at the meeting coming up this week, here are some archaeometrically oriented sessions:
  • The Evolution of Human Diets (podcast)
  • Visualizing Earth: Teaching Geoscience Using New Technologies
  • Beyond the Beagle: Evolutionary Approaches to the Study of Social Behavior
  • The Origin of the Human Species
  • The Future of U.S. Accelerator Science
  • Genetics Meets Anthropology: How DNA Unravels the Roots of Human Society
  • Climate and Disease: Quantitative Insights and Interdisciplinary Challenges
  • Origins of Complex Societies in Primates and Humans
  • Internationalization of Science: Looking Ahead
  • Svante Pääbo, A Neanderthal Perspective on Human Origins (plenary lecture)
  • Casting New Light on Ancient Secrets
And tons of stuff on global change!
From the AAAS web site.

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