Grant TypeConference Grant
Institutional AffiliationMax Planck Institute
Grant numberGr. CONF-779
Approve DateMarch 22, 2018
Project TitleHublin, Dr. Jean-Jacques, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology - To aid conference on '8th Annual European Society for the study of Human Evolution,' 2018, Faro, Portugal, in collaboration with Dr. Nuno Bicho
ESHE, the European Society for the study of Human Evolution, promotes the broad field of research which investigates how humans evolved both biologically and culturally. Contributing disciplines typically include hominin palaeontology and palaeogenetics; comparative and functional studies of extant primates, using both morphological and molecular evidence; Palaeolithic archaeology; and applied studies of stable isotopes, dating, taphonomy, palaeoecology and palaeogeography. ESHE aims to stimulate communication and scientific cooperation between scientists, and to improve public understanding of human evolution. Core activities of the society are: the organization of yearly meetings with a scientific programme, as well as a public-outreach event; encouraging and helping the development of international and interdisciplinary research proposals and projects, and initiating and supporting activities which increase the public visibility of human evolution studies. The ESHE annual conference brings together an average of over 350 experts and graduate students that present the most recent research in human evolution and adaptation in Plio-Pleistocene contexts, including results from biologicalphysical research, archaeology, geoarchaeology, zooarchaeology, earth sciences, aDNA, isotopes, etc.