On Monday 6 November, 17.00-19.00, Eugene Dubois Chairholder Prof. Carel van Schaik will give a lecture on The Evolution of General Intelligence at Maastricht University. Summary: Recent work has shown that general intelligence is not limited to humans but also found in many animals.
When the agricultural revolution began 12,000 years ago, the hunter-gatherer’s world changed relatively quickly: patriarchal structures, social inequality and new diseases saw the daylight. People searched for solutions that were cultural and often religious. We can see the Hebr
Professor Carel van Schaik (1953) was appointed the 2017 Eugène Dubois chair at Maastricht University. He is the third professor to hold this rotating chair position. As an evolutionary and behavioural biologist, Van Schaik is interested in primates in general and in Sumatran oranguta
Neanderthals on De Kaap in Rijckholt-St Geertruid, lecture in Dutch. Sunday 5 March from 11:00-13:00 in the Ursuline Convent Chapel, Breusterstraat 27, Eijsden. Speaker: Mr. Yannick Raczynski-Henk, Stone Age archeology at the University of Leiden and ADC ArcheoProjecten. Brief summary
On 18 December 2016, Dutch Paleontologist John de Vos will hold a lecture about the Eugene Dubois collection at the Naturalis Diversity Centre in Leiden. For more information, please visit our Dutch website. Dubois collection Eugene Dubois collected vertebrates at the end of the 19th
As a token of gratitude for serving as the second chairholder of the Eugène Dubois annual rotating chair, the board members of the Eugène Dubois Foundation took Prof. Mark Stoneking to visit the famous Henken pit and neolithic flintstone mine in the Savelsbos wood near the village of
Fossil, archaeological, and genetic evidence are united in supporting a recent African origin of modern humans and dispersal out of Africa within the past 60,000-80,000 years. However, given that archaic humans (such as Neanderthals) preceded the exodus of modern humans out of Africa
On Monday 26 September, the board members of the Eugene Dubois Foundation visited the new Prehistomuseum in Ramioul near Liege in Belgium. “Located at the archaeological site of the cave of Ramioul, in the heart of a forest, the Préhistomuseum extends over 30 hectares. Situated
On Sunday 19 September 2016, Prof. Dr. George Maat gave a lecture on the bipedalisation process in the human evolution. Dr. Maat vividly explained how the human anatomy slowly adapted over a period of 5 to 6 million years to a new way of of moving – from a quadruped to a biped .