Jaume Bertranpetit

Full Professor of Anthropology at the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences of the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona (Spain) and member of the Biological Sciences Section of the Institute for Catalan Studies. He specialises in human population genetics and has studied the variation in the human genome and how this information can allow us to reconstruct the origin and history of populations. He also works on molecular evolution and comparative genomics.


Building on the evolutionary basis of cooperation, this monograph looks at human social structures, from the most ancient and simple to the most complex of modern societies.