ANT 304, Week 5 09-19-16 Notes
ANT 304, Week 5 09-19-16 Notes ANT 304
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Date Created: 09/28/16
Random Notes ANT 304 General Background information for humans 1. Primate evolutionary trend- we’re on the upper trend of the structure of primates 2. Generalized, not specialized creatures 3. Signiﬁcant trends of primates a. Stereoscopic vision- 2 eyes, 3 dimensions b. Erect posture c. Nails instead of claws i. Supports a bone in the ﬁnger ii. Helps with grip d. Generalized dentition i. Incisors, canines, molars, etc. ii. Heterodots (humans) v homodots (reptiles) iii. Each tooth type has a different function iiii. Mastication- get nutrients by chewing e. Opposable thumbs f. Live births- supported by (usually) females who also become a form of protection i. Fewer children- more time to focus on each child g. Homothermous- (un)conscious methods to change your body temperature i. Open and expand limbs ii. Sweat iii. Eat 2
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