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Why Domestication Is Interesting


Robert Kluender, professor of linguistics, UC San Diego; symposium, co-chair.

Richard Wrangham, professor of biological anthropology, Harvard University. He will be giving a talk at the symposium on whether homo sapiens self-domesticated.

Photo credit: CARTA

A public symposium sponsored by UC San Diego's Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny, or CARTA, will be held on Friday October 10 on the topic of “Domestication and Human Evolution.”

Domestication by definition is the taming of wild animals and plants for human use. You may think cats and dogs, but some anthropologists believe early humans "self-domesticated."

That idea will be explored at a symposium on Friday, Oct. 10 at the Salk Institute.

UC San Diego's Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny, or CARTA, is hosting the symposium titled "Domestication and Human Evolution." It's one of four events CARTA puts on each year exploring the origins of humans.


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