Anthropologist, Marriage Scholar Top MU Symposium
COLUMBIA - A prominent anthropologist and a family historian who's also a best-selling author top the agenda for an annual University of Missouri science symposium.
Napoleon Chagnon is best known for his field research in Venezuela with the Yanomamo tribe. The new Missouri faculty member will read from his memoir, "Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes - the Yanomamo and the Anthropologists."
Chagnon was scheduled to speak at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Bond Life Sciences Center as part of the school's Life Sciences & Society Symposium. This year's theme is "Claiming Kin."
Also scheduled to appear is Evergreen State College researcher Stephanie Coontz, a frequent commentator on family relations and author of the 2005 book "Marriage, A History: How Love Conquered Marriage."