lecture 9_socaility_ecology

lecture 9_socaility_ecology - Anthropology 5 Introduction...

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Unformatted text preview: Anthropology 5 Introduction to Physical Anthropology Lecture 9-No sections next week (Monday - Friday). Midterm:-On web: Friday, Oct 24th, about 3pm.-Due: In class, Thursday, Oct 30th-Late exams (after 12:15) will not be accepted!-Use Pink scantron ONLY for multiple choice; keep it in good condition.-YOU MUST WRITE YOUR OWN ESSAY. NO PLAGIARISM FROM ANY SOURCE; AND NO DIRECT QUOTATIONS. Whats so good about sociality? Live alone or with others? This is equivalent to the question, Be solitary or social? Perhaps some animals are too stupid to be social? No association with taxonomic position. Ants, Orangs Whats so good about sociality? Be solitary or social? Costs of being social: Increased competition, for everything. Increased disease transmission. Are there any compensatory benefits? Benefits of Sociality: 1. Getting food 2. Avoiding becoming food Anti-predator benefits 1. dilution 2. detection 3. deterrence Feeding-related benefits finding scattered resource clumps defending resource clumps cooperative hunting evenly dispersed clumped, patchy Be social when benefits outweigh costs....
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2012 for the course ANTH 7 taught by Professor Sell during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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