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Sunday, 29.11.

11:00 15:00 University van will be scheduled for transit from Stuttgart airport to Hotel Hospiz
16:00 17:00 Optional: Guided tour of university museum: MUT Alte Kulturen by Dr. Sibylle Wolf
19:30 Optional: Welcome dinner at Weinstube Forelle (Kronenstraße 8)

Monday, 30.11.

Introduction
9:00 9:15 Klaus Harter
Welcome from the Faculty of Science
9:15 9:30 Jürgen Leonhardt
Welcome from the Faculty of Humanities
9:30 9:45 Katerina Harvati and Gerhard Jäger
Introduction to the Center
9:45 10:00 Hugo Reyes-Centeno
Symposium Overview
Bio-cultural evolution: Foundations
10:00 10:30 Robert Barton, Durham University:
Brains, tools, and hominoid cognitive evolution
10:30 11:00 Miriam Haidle, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities:
A matter of body, mind, and behavior: On the evolution and expansion of cultural capacities
11:00 11:30 Marcus Feldman, Stanford University:
Cultural complexity and its biological consequences
11:30 12:00 Phillip Endicott, National Museum of Natural History – Paris:
Integrating multi-discipline approaches to the human past: A genetic perspective
12:00 13:15 Lunch (catered)
13:15 13:30 Symposium Photo
Bio-cultural evolution: Theory and methods I
13:30 14:00 John Nerbonne, University of Groningen :
Interpreting dialects historically
14:00 14:30 Søren Wichmann, University of Tübingen:
Correlating languages and genes
14:30 15:00 Paul Heggarty, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History:
Asking the right ‘Indo-European Question’: What language data do and do not say about the population prehistory of Eurasia
15:00 15:30 Martin Bartelheim, University of Tübingen:
Resource use and socio-cultural dynamics in the Iberian Chalcolithic
15:30 16:00 Discussion and coffee break
Modern human biocultural structure and variation I
16:00 16:30 Peter Bellwood, Australian National University:
Human migration in prehistory: Multiple perspectives and some significant case studies
16:30 17:00 Yonatan Sahle, University of Tübingen:
Pleistocene lithic variation in the Middle Awash, Ethiopia: Implications for human dispersals
17:00 17:30 Silvia Ghirotto, University of Ferrara:
Early modern human dispersal from Africa: Genomic evidence for multiple waves of migration
17:30 18:00 Nicole Creanza, Stanford University
Worldwide linguistic and genetic variation in human populations
18:00 18:30 Discussion
19:30 Dinner at Ludwigs (Uhlandstraße 1)

Tuesday, 1.12.

Bio-cultural evolution: Theory and methods II
9:00 9:30 Michael Franke, University of Tübingen:
Language games & evolutionary dynamics
9:30 10:00 Christian Bentz, University of Tübingen:
The distribution of information-theoretic complexity across languages of the world: evidence for large-scale pre-historic contact?
10:00 10:30 Noreen von Cramon-Taubadel, University at Buffalo:
The history and geography of human skulls: Estimating past population history from skeletons
10:30 11:00 Discussion and coffee break
Modern human biocultural structure and variation II
11:00 11:30 Giuseppe Longobardi, University of York:
Genes don’t travel alone, grammars sometimes do: the glossogenetics of Eurasia
11:30 12:00 Johanna Nichols, University of California:
Proto-Nakh-Daghestanian and first farming in the Caucasus
12:00 12:30 Russell Gray, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History:
Words as a window on our past
12:30 13:30 Lunch
13:30 14:00 Richard Posamentir, University of Tübingen:
Bones and objects: people on the move during the “Great Greek Colonization” process
14:00 14:30 André Strauss, University of Tübingen:
Bones, genes, and tools in the South American past
14:30 15:00 Kurt Rademaker, University of Tübingen:
Recent progress on the study of Andean origins
15:00 16:00 Discussion and symposium closing
16:00 17:00 Optional: Tour of university skeletal collections and paleoanthropology section by Michael Francken
18:00 22:00 University van will be scheduled for transit from Hotel Hospiz to the Stuttgart airport
until 20:00 Recommended (free admission): ChocolART: Germany’s largest chocolate festival in the Tübingen city center

Wednesday, 2.12.

08:00 22:00 University van will be scheduled for transit from Hotel Hospiz to the Stuttgart airport
Recommended
10:00 20:00 ChocolART: Germany’s largest chocolate festival in the Tübingen city center
09:00 17:00 University Paleontology Museum: Geologisches Institut, Sigwartstraße 10