Guest lecture: Professor Hiroki Takakura

« Takaisin17.11.2022 13:00–15:00

Guest lecture: Professor Hiroki Takakura: Hunter-gatherer and inequality: Unthinking the domestication in human history

Thursday 17.11.2022 13:00-15:00

 In person in Thule room, Arctic Centre and Teams (Join Teams meeting via this link

Social scientists mostly associate inequality as the origin of agriculture. Recent archaeological findings and the related theories urge to alter this narrative or to explain in a different way. Reflecting also some development of primatology and anthropology of the North, I try to suggest a feasible condition of inequality among the hunter-gatherers and to reconsider the role of domestication in human history.

Hiroki Takakura is Professor of Social Anthropology at the Center for Northeast Asian Studies and Graduate school of environmental studies, Tohoku University, Japan. He has studied the human-animal relations and ethnohistory in Siberia. From the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami he also works on cultural heritage and disaster risk reduction.


Lukas Allemann
Post-doctoral Researcher