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Unformatted text preview: ANTH 1001 Feb. 19 Primates: Popular Images King Kong Television Curious George People dont distinguish primates More than just monkeys have: apes and pricinium Primates arent 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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