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Unformatted text preview: ANTH 1001 Feb. 19 Primates: Popular Images • King Kong • Television • Curious George • People don’t distinguish primates • More than just monkeys have: apes and pricinium • Primates aren’t just dumb animals; have natural intelligence; also emotional intelligence • Have cognitive understanding • A lot of stereotypes we have are wrong • Chimpanzees- “trunk monkey”; small; cute- truth: very aggressive; rip faces off; very strong Primate Geographic Distribution • Distributed in tropics; typically live in forested areas • Very restricted to tropical regions • Found fossils where apes previously lived such as Saharan Desert • New World-- North America and South America • Old World-- Africa, Asia, and Europe Primate Studies • Earliest primate studies were Descriptive [ 30s and 40s] • Observational ( long term) – going out long term observational studies- Diane Fossey- studies of Gorillas; because of her we understand what we understand of gorillas; she was weird...
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