Campus News - November 12, 2001

JAR lecture set for Nov. 15

Duke Professor Matt Cartmill will deliver the XIII Journal of Anthropological Research Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the UNM Anthropology Lecture Hall, room 163.

Cartmill will present “Paleoanthropology—Science or Mythological Charter?” The lecture will explore whether the discipline of paleo-anthropology is simply the telling of origin myths or in fact a predictive historical science.

He will also lead a seminar, “Primate Gaits and Primate Origins,” Friday, Nov. 16 at noon in UNM Anthropology, room 178.
Cartmill is a professor of biological anthropology and anatomy and is the author of numerous articles, book chapters and books.

His book, “A View to a Death in the Morning: Hunting and Nature through History,” Harvard Press, 1993, is award-winning. His anthropological interests and expertise range from hominoid locomotion and evolution, to the origins of language and hunting, to the nature and philosophy of science, to tarsiers and Bambi.

Both events are free and open to the public and are wheelchair accessible. J.A.R. is an international quarterly journal of general anthropology, published by UNM since 1945. For more information on subscriptions call 277-4544 or see

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