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1 Chimpanzees, the almost human primate: food, sex, and war I. General biology II. Feeding and spacing IV. Social units V. Tool-use A. Tool-use at Gombe and Mahale B. Regional variations in tool-use and the question of chimpanzee cultures VI. Hunting A. What factors determine hunting success? B. What factors determine a chimpanzee's decision to hunt? C. Why share meat? D. Why do females show a keen interest in hunting? VII. Warfare Midterm Monday, 11 February in class Bring a #2 pencil 1st midterm • 50 multiple choice questions • Test will cover everything through Friday, 8 Feb Midterm review sheet Course website: Announcements File is: “review_1.doc” Evolutionary relationships among the hominoids Body size and sexual dimorphism Males = 42 kg Females = 35 kg Male / female = 1.2
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2 Geographic distribution of chimpanzees Chimpanzee habitats rainforest Chimpanzee habitats secondary forests Chimpanzee habitats woodlands Chimpanzee habitats dry, riverine forests Chimpanzee diet fruit
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3 Chimpanzee diet insects Chimpanzee diet meat population density • Home ranges vary between 5 - 50 km 2 • Population density averages between 0.1 - 5 per km 2 Chimpanzee demography • Birth rates: 1 infant every 5 - 6 years in the wild Chimpanzee demography • Death rates:
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course ANTHRBIO 161 taught by Professor Mitani during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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