Anthropology

Anthropology - Joe Wilmot ANT 171 11-12-09 John Mitani...

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Joe Wilmot ANT 171 11-12-09 John Mitani Study of Chimpanzees The University Of Michigan’s primatologist, John Mitani was here a week or two ago and presented a lecture on chimpanzees that I was able to attend. He opened up with behavior of wild chimpanzees, how a lot of their actions are the can be shown in humans. Talked about the common ancestor between humans and primates from 5-8 million years ago, and what evolution might have occurred. He then moves on to discuss the genetic similarities between humans and primates, does this by showing three skeletons, gorilla, human, and chimpanzee. We share genes, anatomy, and demon straight the knowledge to make and use tools. Beg, seek body contact, and use gestural communication to tell where to scratch or groom, he learned all this with his long-term study in Uganda. In his next section he talks about the variety of chimps living in different parts of the world, or their geo-distribution. Their habitats consist of rainforest, secondary open
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course ANT 171 taught by Professor Wolf during the Spring '11 term at Central Mich..

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