Anthropology 1- Chapter Question

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1.Define three major forms of primate locomotion. Name at least one species associated with each.

 

2.After viewing the films, discuss two specific physical characteristics or biological traits  of the non-human primates.  Why are the traits you choose key to the specific primates evolution?  Give examples to illustrate your understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Required readings:

Textbook: Chapter Six – An Overview of the Primates

Chapter Six PowerPoint: Posted in Module

Required Films:

Nova Science Now: First Primates

NOVA scienceNOW : 41 – First Primates (Links to an external site.)

Aye-aye: hooking and eating grub

Aye Aye feeding (Links to an external site.)

Pygmy marmoset feeding

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/video/pygmy-marmoset-stalks-along-branch-then-catches-stock-video-footage/1B05347_0002 (Links to an external site.)

Spider Monkeys:  prehensile tail in action

https://pmdvod.nationalgeographic.com/NG_Video/215/195/0000014d-2f5e-dbde-a5cd-7f7ee2540000-swing-through-the-trees-with-amazing-spider-monkeys__630717.mp4 (Links to an external site.)

Sumatran Orangutan overview

Orangutans feeding in the trees | Wild Indonesia | BBC (Links to an external site.)

Mountain Gorilla eating

mountain gorilla eating bamboo (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)Hamadryas Baboon Overview

The Hamadryas Baboon (Links to an external site.)

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