Primate Life History and Evolution


Oct 10-18, 1987

Organized by

C. Jean DeRousseau and Mary Ellen Morbeck,


Hotel Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico


Primate Life History and Evolution (C.J. DeRousseau, Ed.) Monographs in Primatology, Vol. 14. Wiley-Liss Publishers, New York, 1990.


  • Pere Alberch Harvard University, USA
  • Alan Boyde University College, London, UK
  • Timothy Bromage University of London, UK
  • C. Jean DeRousseau New York University, USA
  • Alison Galloway University of Arizona, USA
  • G. Ainsworth Harrison University of Oxford, UK
  • Paul H. Harvey University of Oxford, UK
  • Lance E. Lanyon University of London, UK
  • Robert Martin Universität Zurich-Irchel, Switzerland
  • Mary Ellen Morbeck University of Arizona, USA
  • Laura Newell-Morris University of Washington, USA
  • Nadine Peacock University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Donald Stone Sade Northwestern University, USA
  • Brian Shea Northwestern University, USA
  • Sydel Silverman Wenner-Gren Foundation, USA
  • Christopher Stringer British Museum of Natural History, UK
  • Erik Trinkaus University of New Mexico, USA
  • Dennis Van Gerven University of Colorado, USA
  • Elizabeth Vrba Yale University, USA
  • Elizabeth Watts Tulane University, USA
  • Adrienne Zihlman University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

ORGANIZER’S STATEMENT: The goal of the conference was to focus on the role of individual life history as part of the adaptation of the species in the dynamics of the evolutionary process. Taking a perspective that had thus far been neglected in studies of human evolution, the conference sought to delineate the patterns of variations in growth, development, and aging in humans and in the nonhuman primates, in an effort to track potential change in populations through time. The theoretical framework combined comparative, functional, and evolutionary approaches. A diverse group of scholars addressed the topic from their expertise in fossil material, genetics, human ecology and adaptation, ecological and social organization of humans and nonhumans, functional morphology, human growth and development, aging, and evolutionary theory.

Wenner-Gren Symposium #104

Back Row: N. Watson, R. Martin, S. Silverman, A. Boyd, G. Harrison, C. Stringer, E. Trinkaus, E. Watts, P. Harvey, M. Morbeck, P. Alberch, L. Newell-Morris, T. Bromage, A. Zihlman, L. Lanyon Front Row: B. Shea, L. Marom, D. Sade, J. DeRousseau, D. Van Gerven, A. Galloway, E. Vrba, N. Peacock, L. Osmundsen