Napoleon Chagnon (SHAG-nehn) 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."
Claiming Kin conference, http://lssp.missouri.edu/claimingkin