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Chimpanzee Sulci

Studying the evolution of brain form requires paleoneruologists to rely on casts from the cranial cavity from fossil species. Due to the lack of soft-tissue preservation in fossils, descriptions of macroanatomy and cytoarchitecture  are taken from comparative non-human primates to serve as hypothetical models of early hominin brain form. 270 more words


The Weirdest Apes and the Distance of Time

A student recently asked me about the Demonic Male Hypothesis; the central idea of this book being that we can perhaps learn more about human sexual differences by studying chimpanzees, our close phylogenetic relations, than ethnographic study of our own species-internal ideas of sex and gender in present human cultures. 788 more words

Steve Dale’s Other World | Ghost of the Forest, Leading Primatologist

Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas is right up there with the late Dr. Dian Fossey (“Gorillas in the Mist” fame) and Dr. Jane Goodall, from all those National Geographic TV specials on chimpanzees. 144 more words

Steve Dale

The Value of Social Relationships During Aging in Female Rhesus Macaques

Rhesus monkeys have an intricate social structure. There is a dominance hierarchy, meaning that not all individuals enjoy the same rank in the group. This also effects the value that individuals gain from each of their relationships. 440 more words


The Personal, The Emotional, The Sexual

“How could primatology not be a territory of feminist struggle? Western women’s place is indeed in the jungle. Whether other women and men occupy that material/mythic space when they watch monkeys and apes is a function of other histories and other stories.” (Haraway, …

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Dr. Jane Goodall -Wasatch Speaker Series

On Thurdsay, March 29th, Jane Goodall came to Salt Lake City at the Wasatch Speaker Series held at Abravanel Hall. She was wrapped with poise and charisma and filled the room with that loving soul we all know so well. 612 more words

Fossil Primate Brains

Primates are unique among mammals for having a brain much larger than expected for body size. An important  aim in paleoneurology is  understanding how cerebral structures reorganized to accomodate primate cerebral expansion. 510 more words

Computed Tomography