Week 5 Anthropology 1010
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Anthropology 210 922015 o Primatology the study of our closest living relatives 1 Studying our closest living relatives gives us a baseline for what it means to be human Animal kingdom PhylumVertebrates animals that have a spinal column Class Mammals Order Primates monkeys apes humans 2 a b Grasping hands and grasping feet with nails instead of claws this allows all primates to have precision grip Primates have a reduced snout and a atter face This puts more emphasis on sight and becomes a critical sense for all primates We see in 3 dimensions stereoscopic vision allows primates to judge distance Our brains tend to be slightly larger and more complex than other mammals and the part of the brain connected to learning is larger More space to store learned information Primates primarily survive by learned information This is called behavioral plasticity Primates have a tendency toward upright posture In human evolution we made this tendency habitual Primate mothers tend to have 1 or 2 offspring at a time rather than a litter Primate babies take longer time to mature The longer the childhood the more space there is to learn information Primates tend to live in social groups especially true of terrestrial primates The bene t is that there is added protection The downsides are there is potentially greater competition