Similarities and cultural bombshells from the lens of a primatologist - Italian Edition

Venture Cafe - Chmielna 73 Warsaw, 00-801 - View Map Warsaw
Thu, Oct 6, 5:00 PM (CEST)

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On Oct 6th, as a part of expat lens events, we're going to have a chat with Toni Romani to talk about his journey from Italy to Poland. We explore Warsaw from his perspective and try to see the city from his lens.

Following the evolutionary split of hominins (bonobos and chimpanzees) our ancestors gradually transitioned to a more terrestrial lifestyle, but the selective pressures leading to this shift remain poorly understood. Eventually, the increased terrestriality of hominins would have involved sleeping on the ground, perhaps in ground nests, as we see today in the gorillas and some populations of chimpanzees. It remains uncertain how small-bodied hominins would have managed to sleep on the ground, given the large number of predators living in the Pliocene. Is the taming of fire and the change of diet, which happened approximately 2 million years ago, the necessary precondition for this innovation? Direct evidence remains lacking. To better understand the selective pressures that favor ground nesting in a living mid-sized hominid species, we studied chimpanzees in Uganda.

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Thursday, Oct 6
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CEST)


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Chmielna 73 Warsaw00-801

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