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Unformatted text preview: Trend toward diurnality Awake during the day and asleep at night. As opposed to nocturnal Trend toward enlargement and increased complexity of the brain Increased reliance on learned behaviors rather than instinctual. Not genetically programed. Most learning is down by repetitive observation rather than teaching. Trend toward longer gestation periods and infant dependency Primate offspring tend to be young for a long time dependent on the parents but also tend to live longer. Delayed reproductive maturity and greater longevity Not ready to go off on their own at a young age like puppies for instance. Trend toward living in stable social groups Primates among all others live in a very stable social group. They span the every type known of groups....
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This note was uploaded on 09/01/2011 for the course ANTHROPOLO 101 taught by Professor Patil during the Spring '08 term at Ill. Chicago.
- Spring '08