Christmas Seminar

  7th December, Christmas Lecture
  Dr. William Davies
  CAHO, Southampton

  “Fifty shades of mobility and behavioural modernity: the ties that bind”

 I shall explore the potential effects of individual and group mobility on the transmission of ideas.  How are innovations transmitted in these situations, and what implication does this mobility have for the manifestation of traits of “behavioural modernity” (art, personal ornament, music, etc.) that Palaeolithic archaeologists like to emphasise?  Social networks will be explored not only as interactions between contemporary groups and individuals, but also as existing and transforming over time.