Experimental foxes and human evolution towards cooperative sociability

Dmitry Belyaev's famous fox experiments, conducted near Novosibirsk, Russia, are a foundational component of scientific research into domestication syndrome. In these experiments, a population of foxes taken from an existing farm (where they were being bred and slaughtered for the fur trade) were selected over multiple generations for tame behaviour. Part of the justification for … Continue reading Experimental foxes and human evolution towards cooperative sociability

First post: My SHEXXIII conference abstract

So I've been slowly developing this blog in private mode over the past couple of months, but haven't yet written an actual post to go public with. I figure the acceptance of my presentation abstract for the Society for Human Ecology¬†conference in Lisbon¬†(July 7-10) is a reasonable way to kick things off. So here's the … Continue reading First post: My SHEXXIII conference abstract