Why Domestication Is Interesting
Monday, October 6, 2014
Robert Kluender, professor of linguistics, UC San Diego; symposium, co-chair.
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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