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CARTA presents, “Comparative Anthropogeny: From Molecules to Societies”

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October 16, 2021

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CARTA invites you to join us for our FREE, virtual public symposium, “Comparative Anthropogeny: From Molecules to Societies,” on SATURDAY, October 16, 2021. This online-only event begins at 12:00 p.m. (Pacific), with LIVE Discussion and Q&A commencing ~ 3:30 p.m. (Pacific).

This symposium will address several important, distinctly human characteristics that range from molecules to metabolism, anatomy, disease, and behavior. Goals include transdisciplinary interactions, improved self-understanding, promotion of ethically sound studies to explain known differences, and the generation of new, potentially unexplored, insights on uniquely human specializations. Given the interest in understanding our evolution, this symposium will also help to organize how and in what sequence distinctly human physical, mental, social, and cultural features evolved. Such understanding may help explain the origin of our species and how it came to now directly shape the planet, giving rise to the Anthropocene (a proposed geological epoch distinguished by human influence on climate and the environment).

Attend this FREE, public symposium via a LIVE webcast. Registration is encouraged but not required. See the CARTA event website ( for more details regarding registration and participation.

Co-presented by UC San Diego/Salk Institute and The Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA). Sponsored by CARTA Major Sponsor, Annette Merle-Smith.


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