The capacity for culture is a product of biological evolution - yet culture itself can also evolve, generating cultural phylogenies. This highly interdisciplinary joint meeting of the Royal Society and the British Academy addresses new discoveries and controversies illuminating these phenomena, from the roots of culture in the animal kingdom to human cultural evolutionary trees and the cognitive adaptations shaping our special cultural nature.
Scientific organisers include: Professor Andrew Whiten FBA, University of St Andrews; Professor Chris Stringer FRS, Natural History Museum; Professor Robert Hinde FRS, University of Cambridge; and Professor Kevin Laland, University of St Andrews.
Organised by the Royal Society in partnership with the British Academy.
This discussion meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields. For more information and to register please visit the Culture evolves website.