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1 Primatology

2 Venn Diagram Choose your favourite animal, and make a Venn Diagram about the differences and similarities between you and your favourite animal

3 Primatology Primatologists study the anatomy and behaviours of living primates. Humans and other primates share many characteristic features, such as grasping hands, forward-facing eyes, and a relatively larger brain We share roughly 98% of our DNA with certain great apes

4 The Study of Primates Pioneering work in observing primates in the field was done by Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey Both were encouraged by paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey in the 1960s and 1970s Goodall went to Tanzania to observe Chimpanzees, Fossey to Rwanda to observe gorillas

5 First Observations On October 30, 1961 Jane observes the chimpanzees meat-eating and hunting for meat, disproving the belief at the time that chimpanzees were vegetarian On November 4, 1961 Jane observes two of the chimpanzees making tools to extract termites from their mounds…one of Jane’s most important discoveries

6 Important Moments After hearing of chimpanzees abilities to create tools (until then only humans were thought to create tools) Leakey says “Now we must redefine tool, redefine Man, or accept chimpanzees as humans”

7 Acceptance into scientific community Those in academia are critical of Jane’s methods stating they are not scientific (particularly her habit of naming the chimpanzees) Jane had to defend an idea that is now obvious: that chimpanzees have emotions, minds and personalities.

8 How are Humans Similar to Other Primates? The bond between mothers and infants is important for survival in all primate species Primates have the longest infant dependency period of all mammals All primate societies have dominance hierarchies and aggression among the males for access to food and females All primates groom one another All primates communicate through facial expressions, touch, vocalizations, and body language

9 How are Humans different from other Primates? Bipedalism Humans have longest infant dependency period Humans are only primates with a symbolic, spoken language and physical ability of speech Humans live in groups and mate in pairs Humans develop ideas and beliefs about the world that guide their actions, have the ability to think and reflect on their own actions, and develop complex systems of morality and spirituality that influence and motivate behaviour

10 1 Page Movie Reflection Discuss the difficulties and issues of conducting participant observation as demonstrated in the movie. Make specific reference to scenes in the movie 8 marks for difficulties/issues and examples 2 marks for making it coherent


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