9.3Lecture

9.3Lecture - Why can/should we study human behavior by...

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Why can/should we study human behavior by studying nonhuman primates? o One way to strip away culture to see what characteristics are determined by our  genes o They are the animals we are most similar to o Similar social groups o Pan is the genus in which these are placed Chimps eat meat when they can get it Chimps have an average of 10 years before they are reproductive Females transfer out of their birth groups, males stay behind o In other species, males transfer out Chimps have a lot of struggles for power Bonobos eat insects, but didn’t see signs of hunting until very recently o When was the split between the last common ancestor? 5-7 Million Years ago o Big brains didn’t come around until 1.8 Million years ago
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2008 for the course ANTH 263 taught by Professor Boehm during the Fall '08 term at USC.

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9.3Lecture - Why can/should we study human behavior by...

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