Human Variation and Adaptation

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Tyler Gach
Study Guide 1-3: Chapter 5 in Kottak & Film, Race: The Power of an Illusion, Part 1 - The
Difference Between Us
Chapter 6: Human Variation and Adaptation
Define (in your own words) all vocab terms, and summarize the main points of the chapter.
Analogies: similarities present because of selective forces
Anthropoids: one of the shoulders primates
Arboreal: tree dwelling primates
Behavioral ecology: the study of behavior throughout evolution
Bipedal: two footed, upright
Brachiation: under-the-branch swinging
Convergent evolution: independent operation of selective forces that are similar
Estrus: the time at which maximum sexual receptivity occurs in females
Gibbons: the smallest of apes

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