University Forum Lecture: How Evolution Shaped Women’s Health


Apr. 26, 2016, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Office/Remote Location



The College of Liberal Arts’ University Forum Lecture Series presents Ancient Bodies, Modern Lives: How Evolution Shaped Women’s Health, a talk by Wenda Travathan, regents professor, emerita, department of anthropology, New Mexico State University.

Women today experience puberty, pregnancy, birth and menopause in ways that have little in common with the experience of our ancestors. The view from evolutionary medicine suggests that what is regarded as “normal” may not be the norm for the species as a whole. The talk also reviews the implications that such information was for women’s health.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Department of Anthropology
Debra Martin

External Sponsor

Sponsored by College of Liberal Arts – Dean’s Office and co-sponsored by UNLV’s Department of Anthropology