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Anthropology 1001 September 21, 2009 S Unit 2 Primates: Popular Images -Very social and live in groups -Chimpanzees have similar DNA (95%-98%) -Co Co-Most famous gorilla that learned sign language -Gorillas are very territorial -Adult gorillas can get up to 400lbs -Have families -Mainly vegetarian. Become aggressive when provoked. CHIMPS ARE NOT MONKEYS Chimps are very aggressive. 10x as strong as humans Primate Myths Not all primates are monkeys-Monkeys, Apes, and Prosimians Not just primitive humans –They are social, intelligent, and have complex behaviors A lot of primate stereotypes are false. Gorillas are gentle herbivores, not aggressive. Primate Geographic Distribution Warm, tropical, forested regions Equatorial regions Both Old World and New World (Old World- Africa, Asia, South Pacific. New World- South America, Some North America) They can live in the savannah region of Africa
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Unformatted text preview: Some have adapted to life in the city Primate Studies Descriptive- People were going out and describing what they saw (Date back to 1930s) Observational Studies-(Began 1950s &1960s) Jane Goodall- Studied chimpanzees, Camped out in the forest to study chimpanzees. Dian Fossey- Studied Gorillas Gorillas in the mist Took on gorilla poachers Theoretical-(Began 1970s & 1980s) Sociobiology/Socioecology – Theoretical perspective on Research today encompasses all three types of study Taxonomy- Study of categorizing living organisms Taxonomy: Proposed Changes 1. Suborders Change Old: Prosimii(Lemurs, Lorices, Tarsiers) Anthropoidea(Monkeys, apes, and humans) New: Strepsirrhini(Lemurs and Lorices) Haplorrhini (Tarsiers, monkeys, apes, and humans) [Moves Tarsiers] Tarsiers are more like anthropoids 2....
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