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Primate of the Day: Olive Baboon

Papio anubis 

  • Suborder: Haplorrhini
  • Infraorder: Simiiformes
  • Superfamily: Cercopithecoidea
  • Family: Cercopithecidae
  • Subfamily: Cercopithecinae
  • (Taxanomy via IUCN Red List )

Olive baboons are heavily sexual dimorphic with males being twice as large as females (Coelho, 1985; Eley et al. 1,492 more words

Primate Of The Day

Agustín Fuentes

Agustín Fuentes is a Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Department at the University of Notre Dame. He earned his B.A. in Anthropology and Zoology and his M.A. 85 more words


The Primate Cerebral Subplate

The mature primate brain consists of many layers with the outer layer or cerebral cortex forming folds known as sulci and gyri. During embryonic development, the brain is divided into zones with the inner-most ventricular zone where neurons are formed and a series of cytoarchitecturally distinct layers forming plates radiating outward. 306 more words


Anthropology Friday: In the Shadow of Man (3/5)

(Do you know what’s frustrating? When you discover that you can type about three times faster than the words actually show up on your computer screen.) 2,345 more words


Anthropology Friday: In the Shadow of Man, by Jane Goodall (1/5)

Today we begin our discussion of In the Shadow of Man, (published in 1971,) an account of Dame Jane Goodall’s observations of chimpanzees in the Gombe National Park, Tanzania. 690 more words


Book Review: Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan & Cacilda Jetha

In this controversial, thought-provoking, and brilliant book, renegade thinkers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá debunk almost everything we “know” about sex, weaving together convergent, frequently overlooked evidence from anthropology, archaeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality to show how far from human nature monogamy really is.

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