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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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New paper published - Call rates of mothers change with maternal experience and with infant characteristics in free-ranging gray-cheeked mangabeys

Text and pics by Linda-Liisa Veromann

Uganda is a great place for a primatologist – lots of monkeys, e.g. red colobuses, grey-cheeked mangabeys, black and white colobuses (on the picture) etc., but also apes (chimpanzees and gorillas. 698 more words

New Paper Published

Come read "In the Shadow of Man" with me

Jane Goodall’sIn the Shadow of Man” was first published in 1971, and apparently revolutionized the entire field of primatology and our understanding of our nearest evolutionary cousins. 263 more words


Colobus cemetery: How did they die?

For some reason, let’s say because she is an optimist, she had this very ideal image of how the project would be like. The colobus monkeys were to go through the translocation smoothly. 612 more words


Dear Science: If humans are related to apes, why aren't they evolving into us?

Dear Science: Why are there no hominins left on Earth? If evolution is ongoing and species are always changing and adapting, shouldn’t we see new human-like species evolving from apes, even if the old ones died out? 935 more words