EX6-humanprimates

EX6-humanprimates - them from their closest relatives...

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Anthropology 12: Exercise 6 Name_____________________________ DUE MARCH 22, 2010 Essay assignment: Standard Essay Requirements apply. Early taxonomists and naturalists separated humans from the other primates, because they believed humans were unique amongst these, with their large brain and complex behavior. Since then we have placed humans within primates, although we still separate
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Unformatted text preview: them from their closest relatives taxonomically. More recently, even that has changed with humans being placed in the same family with the chimpanzee and gorilla, rather than separate from them. This reflects the belief that rather than humans being unique among primates, the claim might actually be made that humans are the best possible example of a primate. Explain....
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