Anthropology 1026F/G Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Foramen Magnum, Pelvis, Bipedalism

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Why study non-human primates: what it means to be human genetically and behaviorally: Humans only primates that make tools to make tools a. b. But chimp males hunt monkies and share redefinition. But japanese macaque (snow monkies) individuals invent new tradition and pass on by imitation. Complexity and degree of reliance = humans: model and interpret past hominin behaviour: Generate ideas and explanation about human past a. i. Physical capabilities how manipulative abilities of hand related to skeleton a. ii. Behaviour capabilities chimps especially studies where 95% same genetic complement as humans. If chimps and modern humans share = high probability early hominins shared a. b. Modern primates = exaggerated sexual dimorphism (size/shape differences) live in social groups: classification of fossil evidence: Lots of variation in primates locomotion or pattern of movement: Skeletal variation in cranial (skull) and post-cranial (rest of body) 205-207 and appendix a in text to assist when studying/reviewing: cranial: dentition/teeth.

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