Genet ics and Evolut ion ANTH 180 Meaning of Evo lut ion Change over time Organisms related by descent fro m a commo n ancestor Evolut ion through the process of natural select ion History of Evo lut ionary T hought Age of discover 16th-18th cent
Introduction to Anthropology
"the study of human beings"
Anthropos = human Logos = the study of
Ties to the Humanities but is a Science
Observations Formulating hypotheses Testing hypotheses
Monkeys and Apes ANTH 180 Primate Traits Opposable thumbs Stereoscopic visio n Large brain Generalize tooth pattern Front often specialized Omnivorous Reproduction favors qualit y over quant it y Arboreal adaptations Primate Social Characteri
Primate Origins Geologic Time Scale In this changing landscape, why the emergence of Primates? Arboreal Theory Life in the trees accounts for primate characterist ics Insect ivores looking for food in the trees favor eye sight over smell Tree clim