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Dr. Carel VAN SCHAIK Professor and Director, Anthropological Institute & Museum, University of Zürich

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1985-1986 Postdoctoral Fellow, Deptment of Biology, Princeton University, USA
1986-1987 Lecturer, Laboratory of Comparative Physiology, University of Utrecht, NL
1987-1989 Senior Research Fellow Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences
1989-1904 Associate, then Full Professor, Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
since 2004 Professor, Director, Anthropological Institute & Museum, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Publications

van Schaik, C.P.et al: Orangutan cultures and the evolution of material culture. Science 299: 102-105, 2003
van Schaik, C.P.: Among Orangutans: Red Apes and the Rise of Human Culture. Belknap/ Harvard University Press, 2004
Burkart, J., Fehr, E., Efferson, C., and van Schaik, C.P.: Other-regarding preferences in a non-human primate: common marmosets provision food altruistically. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences, USA 104: 19762-19766, 2007
van Schaik, C.P.; Burkart, J.: Social learning and evolution: the cultural intelligence hypothesis. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. 366: 1008-1016, 2011

Awards

Alexander von Humboldt Guest professor (Preisträger), Göttingen, Germany, 1995
Recipient, Osman Hill Memorial Medal (2004), Primate Society of Great Britain, 2004
Corresponding member, Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW), 2007
Recipient, W.W. Howells Book Award, American Anthropological Association, 2008
Corresponding member, Zoologische Gesellschaft Frankfurt, 2010