Anthro lecture 1

Anthro lecture 1 - Fossil record Evolutionary processes o...

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Anthro lecture 1 16:25 Biological antrho Primatology Human variation Human evolution Scientific approach (empirical, testable hypotheses) Comparative Evolutionary  o Genetics, physiology, behavior o Fossil record Primatology:  humans are primates o similarities and differences models for human social evolution  conservation human variation:  all humans= single species o homo sapiens physical differences race? o Human genome  o Biodiversity and ethics o Medicine Human evolution:
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Unformatted text preview: Fossil record Evolutionary processes o DNA o Sexual reproduction o Populations o Species What distinguishes humans from other primates? We have bigger brains Language We are bipedal primates (walking on 2 legs) before we had bigger brains Culture Life history Relevance to our lives Who are we? Our place in the world o Our ethical treatment of otheres o Conservation of other species 16:25 16:25...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2009 for the course ANTHRO 16254 taught by Professor Bunn,henryt.;hutchinson,sharont.;strier,karent. during the Fall '08 term at Wisconsin.

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