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ANT 227 Name  __________________________ Homework 3 Spring 2008 Answer as completely as possible for full credit.  Answers must be typed.  Due April  15. 1. What are eight features that distinguish primates from other mammalian orders? 2. What are the two main subgroups (suborders) of primates?  List five features of each  group, as well as two representatives. 3. What are some features of New World monkeys (the Platyrrhini) that are different  from the Old World monkey/ape/human group (the Catarrhini)? 4. What is the most likely reason for the evolution of social groups in primates?   5. What are three advantages conferred to individuals living in social groups?
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Unformatted text preview: 6. What are six natural means of preservation of life of the past? 7. What is taphonomy? 8. What is the difference between relative dating techniques and chronometric (absolute) dating techniques? Also, what is the basis for each? 9. For each of the major categories of dating techniques from the previous question, what are three examples of each? 10. What are the three main areas of investigation of fossils (hint: one is the fossil itself)? 11. What is a prehensile tail and who has it? 12. From Chapter 18 of Reader: Answer questions 1, 2, and 3. 13. From Chapter 20 of Reader: Answer questions 1, 2, and 4....
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