What similarities and differences can be drawn between nonhuman and human primate social structures?
You will answer 4 short answer/essay questions, each worth 5 points.
The questions will draw primarily from your textbook.
Each answer should be approximately 200 words, its not an exact science, but if you’re only writing a sentence or two you are not going into enough detail, or answering the entire question.
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Use quotations sparingly. Answers that are quote after quote do not show understanding or analysis and will be marked down.
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All answers need to be written at a college level with appropriate spelling, punctuation and grammar.
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1. Define analogous and homologous traits and provide an example of each.
2. Discuss the factors that influence primate social structure. What similarities and differences can be drawn between nonhuman and human primate social structures?
3. What characteristics define a hominin? Discuss which aspects of your definition can be assessed in the fossil record.
4. Discuss the fossil finds at Dmanisi in terms of their morphology and in terms of the information they provide about the dispersal of hominids out of Africa.