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1 Early hominid lifestyles: transition from ape to human I. Questions II. Methodological tools III. The paleoecological setting IV. Complex foraging the evolution of human life history A. Differences between humans and apes B. Correlates of hunting and extractive foraging 1. Learning 2. Sexual division of labor 3. Food sharing C. Correlates of complex foraging V. Evolution of complex foraging A. Extractive foraging B. Hunting and meat-eating 1. Archaeological evidence of hunting - When? a. Association of tools and fossil animals b. Taphonomic evidence C. Hunters or scavengers? - How? 1. Chimpanzee hunting 2. Scavenging is dangerous and not easy 3. Scavenging does not preclude 4. Taphonomic evidence Questions • Did early hominids eat meat? • Did they hunt? • Did they use tools? • Did they share food? • Did males and females differ in their behavior? Sources of information to reconstruct behavior 1. Archaeological material remains left by hominids 2. Behavior of primates 3. Behavior of human hunter-gatherers
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course ANTHRBIO 161 taught by Professor Mitani during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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