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Unformatted text preview: Adaptation results from evolutionary change. Humans in an Evolutionary Context Humans are hominins and belong to the taxonomic family Hominidae. Bipedalism , walking on two legs, is a critical feature of this group. Humans are members of the Order Primates, the group of mammals that includes prosimians, monkeys and apes. Components of Paleoanthropology Evolution of Human Brain Size and Life Cycles Culture: Strategies humans use to adapt to their environment: technologies subsistence patterns housing types clothing religion marriage and family values gender roles Culture is learned, and the process of learning one’s culture begins at birth. Even though culture isn’t genetically determined, the human predisposition to assimilate culture is influenced by genetics. Over time, culture and biology interacted in such a way that humans are said to be the result of biocultural evolution ....
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