ANT100Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Thomas Robert Malthus, Forensic Anthropology, Evolution

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The intriguing questions such as who we are, where we come from and why are we here are sought to be answered by evolutionary anthropologists and biologists. Evolutionary anthropologists focus study on: primatology, paleoanthropology, human variation, medical anthropology, forensic anthropology. Primatology is the scientific study of our closest extant biological relatives which are non-human primate species. Research done by primatologists include a variety of primate species. Research is also conducted on research topics on the description of primate anatomy, studies of wild animals and investigations of primate psychology. The forefront of research efforts to conserve primates in vanishing tropical ecosystems is done by primatologist. The multidisciplinary study of: biological evolution of humans and non-human primates, advent of and changes in human cultural activities, evolutionary history of behavior in human and non-human primates. Evolution not linear, it is not a goal set neither is it progressive. Spatial and temporal variations in human features.

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