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Department
Environment
Course
ENV100Y5
Professor
Monika Kwiatkowski
Semester
Summer

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Chapter 6A Human OriginsHumans are Primates4 of all mammals 400 sppPrimarily arboreal some terrestrialMost are omnivorous and tropicalOne of the oldest mammal ordersForward facing orbitsOpposable thumbsDiurnalReduction in olfactionReliance on sigh soundColour visionLarge cerebral cortexComplex social behaviourExtended parental care Chimps are out closest living relatives9498 genetic similarityDifferences larger brains speech bipedalismWhat separates us from the chimps 1 Brain sizeWhat developmental process allowed rapid increase in brain size Observation humans look like juvenile apesNeoteny Retention of juvenile feature
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