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Spring 2015

Symbolic culture emerged in Africa over 100,000 years ago, in a revolution whose echoes can still be heard in myths and rituals around the world. Our talks this term focus on human evolution in the light of hunter-gatherer ethnography, population genetics, biology, primatology, cave painting research and palaeolithic archaeology. There is plenty of time for questions, discussion and socialising.


Jan 13: Conservatism and how to fight it: lessons from evolutionary theory. Lesley Newson

Jan 20: My recent stay with the Hadza of Tanzania. James Woodburn

Jan 27: Human origins: why menstruation matters. Chris Knight

Feb 3: Noam Chomsky and the human revolution. Chris Knight

Feb  10: Telling the story of the Kalahari First People. Chris Low

Feb 17: An introduction to African ethnomusicology. Noel Lobley *

Feb 24: Gift exchange or barter? The origins and functions of money. Mark Jamieson

Mar 3: Mental time travel in crows and humans. Nicola Clayton and Clive Wilkins

Mar 10: An Aboriginal Australian myth: ‘The Rainbow Snake’. Chris Knight

Mar 17: Can we reconstruct the world’s first stories, myths and rituals?  Camilla Power

Mar 24: Fire and human evolution. John Gowlett

Mar 31: A Plains Indian myth: ‘The Wives of the Sun and Moon’. Chris Knight

* = to be confirmed.


All talks held at the Cock Tavern, 23 Phoenix Rd., NW1 1HB (Euston).

All events are free but small donations welcome.

Tuesdays, 6.30–9.00pm.  More Info:

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The Pelican Journal of Sustainable Development has been renamed
*Mother Pelican* in honor of the *Human Being* she represents.

The October 2010 issue has been posted:

Going Forward After the UN MDG Review Summit:

1. Current Status of the Millennium Development Goals

2. Review of the “Keeping the Promise” Declaration

3. Timidity of National Governments and Global Citizens

4. Ms. Michelle Bachelet and the UN Women Entity

5. Sustainable Human Development and the MDGs

6. Links to Key UN and MDG Documents and Resources

7. Links to News and Reports about the MDG Summit

8. Current Research on Sustainable Human Development

9. A Meditation on Sustainable Human Development
Supplement 1: Advances in Sustainable Development
Supplement 2: Directory of Sustainable Development Resources
Supplement 3: Sustainable Development Simulation (SDSIM)


Socioeconomic Democracy: A Psycho-Politico-Socio-Economic System,
by Robley George.

Composition and Trends of Homestead Agroforestry in Bangladesh,
by Sourovi Zaman et al.

Will Working Mothers’ Brains Explode? The Popular New Genre of
Neurosexism, by Cordelia Fine.

A Paradise Built in Hell: Communities that Rise to the Challenge of
Disaster, by Rebecca Solnit.

We Need Millennium Development RIGHTS, Not Just Goals,
by Phyllis Bennis.

Feedback is cordially invited!


Luis T. Gutierrez, Ph.D.
The Pelican Web
Editor, Mother Pelican: A Journal of Sustainable Development
A monthly, CC license, free subscription, open access e-journal

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