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Social Climbers Documentary

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Social Climbers Documentary APY 203

Demaree Rios
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These notes cover information pertinent to the topics discussed in class so far that will be on the next test from the primate documentary we viewed in class.
Principles of Physical Anthropology
William Pestle
physical anthropology, primates, Social Climbers, evolution
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Date Created: 02/13/16
SOCIAL CLIMBERS DOCUMENTARY NOTES [SOUTH AMERICA]  Capuchin monkeys o Fast and agile bc grasping hands and grip tails o Big brains, very inquisitive, look for food resources everywhere, excellent color vision, mediocre sense of smell, good memory o Mangroves: resource for foods, crabs, shellfish (bang against tree for long enough to open, younger generations observe and learn) o Utilize fauna for different purposes (ex. Piper leaves sap for insect repellent, piper leaf rubbing group tradition/event)  Uakari Monkey o Scarlet color of faces indicates age/ social prominence o Special teeth allow it to eat nuts that are hard for others to crack o Grasping tail  Pygmy Marmoset o Small size enables it to reach food in trees w/ thin twigs o Small, agile moving, fast pouncing o Gnaw bark of trees to produce gum (continual food source, specific trees guarded by groups/ “families”)  Owl Monkeys o Nocturnal but night vision not that great (suggests this trend developed recently) o Come out at night bc less competition for food o Live in small groups  Tamarind o Females produce twins, mates help with tending to offspring, mom eats more to produce milk o Small ad energetic thus need frequent snacks o Diff Tamarind species live side by side, similar communication (warning system)  Howler Monkey o Eat leaves especially, color vision help distinguish between safe and poisonous leaves o Spend most of day laying digesting food o Specially large bine in throat enables distinct howling sound (deter intruders, strengthen family solidarity) [AFRICA]  Guenon o Wide food variety (like Caputin) o Distinctive colors and patterns (social signals) o Dangers looked for and detected across diff species of monkeys (safety network across diff heights in forest) calls recognized across species for diff predators  Macaque o Rigid hierarchical rank system o Mating season, flash teeth, shortage of females ready to mate and only fertile for short periods of time so competitive  Baboons o Wide variety of food (berries, insect grubs, rabbits) o Hunt flamingo, skill being taught to generations o Complex social structure o Complex social relationships o Child caring emphasized among troop  Brain size ad group size related directly  Geladas o Grazing monkeys o Appearance of chest show social and physical status o Fighting/ competition to join or stay w/ troop o Live in huge groups o Continuous chatter maintains social relationships


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