Anth. 101 Notes 3

Anth 101 Notes 3 - Communication Problem-solving abilities Social Behavior Primate societies take many forms Primate social behavior involves

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Primatology: Anthropology of Our Closest Relatives General Characteristics of the Primates Grasping hands/feet Stereoscopic color vision/ reduced reliance on smell Increased encephalization/ reliance on learned behavior Elaborate social behaviors Long periods of juvenile dependency Sophisticated communication systems Understanding Primate Characteristics Grasping Stereoscopic Vision Dentition Large Brains Reproduction (single births, fetal development) Intelligence Primates are very intelligent Intelligence seen in Learned, cultural behavior Tool-making and use Culturally-specific behaviors
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Unformatted text preview: Communication Problem-solving abilities Social Behavior Primate societies take many forms Primate social behavior involves Competition and conflict Cooperation and alliance Manipulation Communication Primates and the Definition of Human What distinguishes us from other primates? Not tool use Not social behavior Not complex communication All of those in the degree we manifest them to other primates Differences appear to be more degree rather than kind Primate Analogs o Early Humans Cognitive capabilities Diet and adaptation Social behavior...
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Scarre during the Spring '07 term at UNC.

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