Day of 09/11/13
Primatology Study of the non human primates,
prosimians, monkey, apes.
Primates behaviour, ecology, biology.
Anthropocentric Rationale Primatology is in anthropology because of
Chimpanzees are male-dominated.
Learning about humans by Homologous vs analogous traits, Derived vs
learning about non human primitive traits
primates Derived - specialty traits (ex. bipedalism).
Primitve - more ancestral traits (ex.
Homologous - Traits are similar because of
a common ancestor.
Analogous - Traits developed for a purpose
or function. Similar adaptation (ex. wings).
Also known as convergent evolutions.
Why study primatology? Test evolutionary models about behaviours.
Baboons and chimps live in similar
environment as early ho