About the blog
“EvoAnth” is a shortening of the subject name “Evolutionary Anthropology” which is the study of humans and their evolution.
People often refer to this as “Biological Anthropology” – the study of human biology and associated evolutionary changes – but in reality that is only one aspect of evolutionary anthropology. It also studies our technology, behaviour, beliefs and any other aspect of humanity which has been influenced by our evolutionary heritage.
This blog is an attempt to spread the knowledge evolutionary anthropology has gained to as many people as possible. After all, everyone evolved.
I am an undergraduate at university studying, as you’ve probably guessed, evolutionary anthropology.
What motivated me to start this blog was an experience I had whilst giving a presentation to a group of school students about my university. They were apparently interested in biological sciences and so appropriately the presentation was given by university students studying that. And me.
Yet I got the most questions. Despite the fact there were undergraduates doing the degree they wanted to do they were asking me questions on the origin of art, development of technology. People are clearly interested in where they came from, yet there are all too few sources providing this information.
So I resolved to start this blog and do my part to spread the information around.