Lecture 1 (2010 summer semester)

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTC23H3
Professor
Joyce Parga
Semester
Summer

Description
Lecture 1: Primate Order: Prosimians Monkeys Apes Humans Primate Order divides into two groups: anthropoids and prosimians Anthropoids: a) apes; b) monkeys; c) humans bigger bodied, bigger brain, smarter, less reliance on smell, more visual communication, diurnal active during day time, slower life history longer to sexually mature and live longer and longer gestation and pregnant length a) Apes: chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, gibbonssiamangs Great apes: chimps, gorillas and organutans Lesser apes: gibbonssiamangs Chimpanzees: common chimpanzees (pan troglodytes) and Pygmy chimpanzees (pan paniscus or bonobo); both groups found in multi-male and multi-male groups; common chimps males are aggressive and dominaterape females, alpha is always male and copulation is only for reproduction; pygmy chimps males
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