Primate and Human Behavior

Much of what we know of primates has been learned by the scientific study of primates: observations conducted over extended periods of time. You are a Primatologist who has just been awarded a grant to study a specific primate of your choice: an Old World monkey or a New World monkey. You have six months in the jungle or savannah to learn all you can about social organization, behavior, and environmental demands. Think about how you would use the scientific method to investigate and observe primate behavior and culture. Watch: Documentary on Rwanda mountain gorillas ​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​to learn about environment, behavior, and social organization. Write & Analyze Design a study of your primate and include geographic region and habitat. Write your assignment as if you are a Physical Anthropologist observing and describing the social behavior of the primate in its natural environment. Include the following: Explain your primate’s environment, habitat, and social structure. Describe how a particular behavior of your primate relates to a human adaptation.

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