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Physical Growth and Development Derived features of the Human Life History Humans are long lived slow developing mammals with clearly delimited life histories. Life history patterns are generally regarded as adaptive. Robson et al. in The Evolution of Human Life History
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Physical Growth and Development Why compare humans to the great apes?
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Physical Growth and Development What are the problems with comparing our common ancestor with the other apes to living apes? What is special about the gorilla life history? Diet ecology Why would folivores grow faster than frugivores?
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Physical Growth and Development Do you see any problems with the data? What differences do you see between apes and humans? Why do you think that these differences exist?
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Physical Growth and Development Maximum potential life span Age at first birth Maternal body size Gestation length and size at birth Age at weaning and interbirth intervals Age at last birth and menopause
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Physical Growth and Development Maximum potential life span
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course AANT 319 taught by Professor White during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Albany.

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