Thursday, 9th June 2016
|08:30-09:15||~~~~~~~~~ Coffee & Registration ~~~~~~~
Hills Building, School of Psychology
Aston Webb, Room G5
Carel van Schaik:
Why us? On the evolution of the capacity for cultural evolution in our lineage
|10:45-11:30||Coffee Break + Poster Session|
Amanda Lucas, Francesca Happé, Christine Caldwell, Alex Thornton:
Examining the role of teaching and imitation in generating cumulative culture
If cultural attractors explain human culture, then imitation should not matter (much). So, does it?
Cumulative Cultural Evolution as Collective Cognition
|14:40-14:55||~~~~~~~~~~~~~Coffee Break ~~~~~~~~~~~~|
|14:55-15:05||Pecha Kucha talk 1
Miriam Haidle & Michael Bolus:
From cultural accumulation to donated culture – archaeological hints on cumulative culture
|15:05-15:15||Pecha Kucha talk 2
Statistical variability in cultural transmission studies: Why and how to exploit it?
|15:15-15:25||Pecha Kucha talk 3
James Walker & David Clinnick:
Reviewing the evidence of cumulative culture in the Howieson’s Poort sub-phase of the Middle Stone Age
What is cumulative culture, who has it, and why might this be?
Keynote speakers will be taken for dinner at the city centre. Please find information about where to go for dinner here. After dinner, we will go to a pub/beer garden nearby (The Old Crown) and we encourage everyone to join (approximate time will be announced on the first day).
Friday, 10th June 2016
Burying the ratchet
|10:30-11:00||Coffee Break + Poster Session|
All innovations are equal, but some more than others: (Re)integrating modification processes to the origins of cumulative culture
Cultural Evolvability: exploring Cumulative Culture
Cumulative Culture’s catalysts and constraints: Transmission fidelity, population size and acquisition costs
|14:30-14:40||Pecha Kucha talk 4
Rachel Harrison, Edwin van Leeuwen, Andrew Whiten:
Innovative and flexible tool-based solutions in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in response to a changing foraging task
|14:40-14:50||Pecha Kucha talk 5
Takao Sasaki & Dora Biro:
From collective to cumulative intelligence in animal groups
|14:50-15:00||Pecha Kucha talk 6
Innovation in the Collective Brain
Those who are not in a rush are encouraged to get together and round the conference off with a nice meal or a drink.