Anthropology 1026F/G Lecture Notes - Foramen Magnum, Femur Neck, Prognathism

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Behaviour: the response (action) of an individual, group or species to its environment (stimuli) May or may not be deliberate: may be because it is beneficial over time so, do it again, may be learned through culture therefore maintained (eg. chimps) It is difficult to find combination of alleles that determine behaviour (especially in humans) Environmental factors that led to human existence. Baboons lived in african savannah idea (pre 70"s) that we evolved in open african savannah. Now: believed we evolved in a semi-treed area genetic link to chimpanzees model for how our ancestors behaved (eg. chimps used tools and we use tools) Certain behaviours enhance ability to survive and reproduce in a given environment. Behaviour as a product of interactions between genetic and environmental facts can be together. Does not mean that all behaviour is biologically-determined. Composition, size, and sex ratio of a group of animals. Primate social groups: single-female and her offspring.

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