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Why do Physical anthropologist study primates.docx

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 1120
Professor
G.Crowther
Semester
Winter

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Why do Physical anthropologist study primates?  Common adaptive paths  Aspects of our anatomy 1. Primates are our closest evolutionary relatives a. Studying other primates will inform us about aspects of our own evolutionary history 2. We are also interested in examining the actual evolutionary processes in action a. Many of the processes of natural selection that are acting on modern primate species are likely similar to those that played a role in our own emergence The Class Mammalia is divided up into 3 infrclasses: 1. Metatheir
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