Brenda Bercian.doc - Brenda Bercian Biology Lab 7 Evolution of Human Introduction Do you know what a primate is Well a primate is a group of mammals

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Brenda Bercian 05/07/11 Biology Lab 7: Evolution of Human. Introduction: Do you know what a primate is? Well a primate is a group of mammals that includes Monkeys, Lemurs, and Humans. You might be asking why I said Humans. Well human is a type of primate because we evolve from the same ancestor as other primates like monkeys, but it doesn’t mean that we are monkeys. Some primates share common traits that they might not look the same, but it doesn’t mean that they are not similar just because of the way they look. Also primates have an opposable thumb that helps them to grasp and manipulate objects as a tool. For example, one primate is a monkey and they have flexible shoulders and opposable thumbs that help them hip joints and they are important to some primates like monkeys for climbing and swinging among branches. They use their opposable thumb to grab things and manipulate them. Also they have a good visual perception, a brain volume that is large relative to its body size, their
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