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Are you more likely to do something selfless for your family than for non-family?

Altruism is one of the hallmarks of primate behavior. According to scientists, primates are more likely to perform altruistic acts if they benefit their close relatives, or kin. This is the premise behind the term “kin selection.” Please describe kin selection in primate societies in greater detail. Do you think humans operate the same way? Are you more likely to do something selfless for your family than for non-family? What is your motivation for doing so? Please define sexual selection and sexual dimorphism. Why is sexual dimorphism more pronounced within primate societies with high levels of mate competition than among monogamous, or pair-bonded, primate species? Your book discusses 6 typical residence patterns for non-human primates. How many of them (if any) do humans exhibit? Please explain your answer briefly. You’ve seen lots of examples of primate behaviors in the various videos assigned this week. Describe one behavior that surprised you. Describe one behavior that reminded you of something we humans would do in a similar situation. Describe one other primate behavior of your choice that made an impression on you and tell me why.

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Why do you think so?

In the second unit of the course, we learned that primates can help us to learn more about the evolution of our anatomy and behavior. In this unit, you learned from the comparative anatomy lecture that by comparing our ape cousins (Chimpanzees) to ourselves (Modern humans) we can continue to examine the evolution of our anatomy and and behavior. Using what you have learned from the primate unit and the comparative anatomy lecture, as well as earlier lectures (primate social structures/reproduction and models for early early human behavior), answer the following questions: You come across a fossil. Paleo-environmental data suggest this fossil lived in mixed woodland-savanna habitat in East Africa. The legs are longer than the arms and (the legs) swing under the pelvis. It has a broad bowl-shaped pelvis. It has small incisors, small canines and wide molars with low rounded cusps. This fossil is female, but males of her species have much larger bodies and canine teeth than females. Based on what you have learned from the readings and the information above, answer the following questions: Please Tell Us: Taxonomy: Is this fossil an Ape or Hominin? Why do you think so? Please provide one piece of evidence from the description above and explain how this feature tells you these bones belong to either a hominin or ape. Locomotion: What is the likely form of locomotion of this fossil? Please provide one piece of evidence from the description above and explain how this feature tells you these this individual walked bipedally or quadrupedally. Social Organization: What is the likely social organization of this primate (Polyandry, Polygyny-single male or multi male, Noyau, Pair Bonded)? Please provide one piece of evidence from the description above (consider both physical and environmental characteristics) and explain how this evidence tells you these individual belong this particular social grouping. Please create a separate heading and paragraph for each analysil In the second unit of the course, we learned that primates can help us to learn more about the evolution of our anatomy and behavior. In this unit, you learned from the comparative anatomy lecture that by comparing our ape cousins (Chimpanzees) to ourselves (Modern humans) we can continue to examine the evolution of our anatomy and and behavior. Using what you have learned from the primate unit and the comparative anatomy lecture, as well as earlier lectures (primate social structures/reproduction and models for early early human behavior), answer the following questions: You come across a fossil. Paleo-environmental data suggest this fossil lived in mixed woodland-savanna habitat in East Africa. The legs are longer than the arms and (the legs) swing under the pelvis. It has a broad bowl-shaped pelvis. It has small incisors, small canines and wide molars with low rounded cusps. This fossil is female, but males of her species have much larger bodies and canine teeth than females. Based on what you have learned from the readings and the information above, answer the following questions: Please Tell Us: Taxonomy: Is this fossil an Ape or Hominin? Why do you think so? Please provide one piece of evidence from the description above and explain how this feature tells you these bones belong to either a hominin or ape. Locomotion: What is the likely form of locomotion of this fossil? Please provide one piece of evidence from the description above and explain how this feature tells you these this individual walked bipedally or quadrupedally. Social Organization: What is the likely social organization of this primate (Polyandry, Polygyny-single male or multi male, Noyau, Pair Bonded)? Please provide one piece of evidence from the description above (consider both physical and environmental characteristics) and explain how this evidence tells you these individual belong this particular social grouping. Please create a separate heading and paragraph for each analysis

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Write a 3 page essay answering the following question.

instructions: Following the Essay Test formatting please write a complete essay answering the question. These essays should be well thought out, have a Works Cited page, and each essay needs the appropriate number of outside sources. Write a 3 page essay answering the following question. Use 3 sources.

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What were your overall impressions of nina jablonski’s talk about race and skin color?

What were your overall impressions of Nina Jablonski’s talk about race and skin color? Did anything you learned about anthropological perspectives on race change your ideas about race? If you could ask one question or make one statement regarding race, what would it be?

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Body proportions is this a biological or bio-cultural adaptation?

Initial Response: This week you have learned about the process of evolution (biological evolution [adaptation] and bio-cultural evolution [adaptation]) and how they have shaped human phenotypic [physical] variation. So far we have discussed human adaptions independently of one another. In real life, of course, each person has numerous co-existing ancestral adaptations. Ignore what you know of your family history and consider only your physical traits for the following adaptations: skin color body shape lactose tolerance Please tell us: What do your traits say about your ancestry? Do all of these traits suggest similar ancestry (from one part of the world, or different parts of the world (thus higher gene flow/mixing between your ancestors)? Sink Color: Is this a biological or bio-cultural adaptation? Explain For your skin color, consider how far away from the equator your ancestors evolved (after leaving Africa). Based your skin color what do you think it’s primary function is (and was for your ancestors); synthesizing Vitamin D or protecting against UV radiation? Why? What does this suggest about your ancestry? Body proportions Is this a biological or bio-cultural adaptation? Explain For body shape do you show heat adapted proportions, cold adapted proportions or somewhere in between? Why do you have the body you do? Consider distance from the equator, potential environment. Don’t forget to talk about Allen’s and Bergman’s rules. Lactose tolerance or intolerance Is this a biological or bio-cultural adaptation? Explain For your ability to digest (lactose tolerant) or not digest lactose (lactose intolerance), which one are you? If you are lactose tolerant why is this? What does this say about your cultural ancestry? If you are NOT lactose intolerant, why is this? What does this say about your cultural ancestry?

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What evidence calls this interpretation into question?

Using Figure 3.14 (p. 65) in your textbook, explain the process of Mitosis in your own words. Using Figure 3.15 (p. 66) in your textbook, explain the process of Meiosis in your own words. Describe the two major steps of Protein Synthesis, specifying where in the cell each process takes place. What is co-dominance? What is the Blood Type of someone whose genotype is AB? According to the Time article you read for this week, what is Marfan Syndrome and what are its symptoms? Why do some scientists think President Abraham Lincoln may have suffered from Marfan Syndrome? What evidence calls this interpretation into question?

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Please place (digitally or by hand) the number of the item near where it is located on your map.

Accessing the Map Download Map Here: World Map.pdf Instructions On the map locate (1-30) the oceans, continents, and regions listed below. Please place (digitally or by hand) the number of the item near where it is located on your map. Do not write out the names of the items on your maps. Save your file as a .pdf or a picture file (.jpeg or .png)

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Using specific examples discuss how settler colonialism operates in so-called australia.

* Only an introduction paragraph is required (Approximately 300 words with a minimum of 2 references.
What is settler colonialism? Using specific examples discuss how settler colonialism operates in so-called Australia.
Please make at least one reference from the following webpage.
https://www.sydneycriminallawyers.com.au/blog/the-racialised-violence-of-settler-colonialism-an-interview-with-deathscapes-joseph-pugliese/

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Can you think of another animal that is well adapted to its environment?

In the mini lecture on evolutionary theory this week, you were given two examples of animals who exhibit adaptations to their environment–the Galapagos Island finches and the black shelled crabs in Hawaii. Can you think of another animal that is well adapted to its environment? Which animal is it? Specifically, what physical adaptation(s) does it possess that make it well-suited to its environment? Based on this week’s reading, choose and discuss one theory (for example, Uniformitarianism), scientist (for example, Lamarck or Hutton), or discipline (e.g., Taxonomy, Demography, etc.) that made an impact on Darwin and influenced his theory of evolution. Please define genotype and phenotype in your own words. What is the difference between a dominant and recessive allele? Humans carry two alleles for earlobe shape: E for free-hanging earlobes and e for attached earlobes. Considering that free-hanging earlobes are dominant to attached earlobes, cross a heterozygous individual with free-hanging earlobes with an individual with attached earlobes, and complete the subsequent questions. (Hint: you will have to draw your own Punnett Square on a piece of paper in order to complete the following questions). 5a. What percentage of the offspring is homozygous dominant? 5b. What percentage of the offspring is homozygous recessive? 5c. What percentage of the offspring is heterozygous?

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*******this is not a research paper, but has to be in email format as the instructions indicate.

I will attached the instructions for the project, also the artifact that you have to refer to and write about and also scientific dating methods for you to select the 3 that you want to incorporate in this project about ancient societies from the first settlements in Sumer to the dynasties of China to infer the conditions and habits of the society that created your artifact and to present a theoretical framework that explains how this artifact came to be.
Apply your knowledge of the scientific methodologies and techniques described during the first two weeks of this course to further your understanding of your artifact(s) and the people who created it.
Craft a convincing argument in favor of the need for further analysis of your artifact and its historical context.
*******THIS IS NOT A RESEARCH PAPER, but has to be in email format as the instructions indicate. Thanks.