1. Subsistence/ Food-Getting 2. Diet 3. Technology 4. Language and Communication 5. Settlement Patterns 6. Econimic Systems 7. Social Systems 8. Political Systems 9. Belief Systems and Ideology 10. Arts 11. Health and Healing
Key elements of the anthropological perspective
holistic, evolutionary, comparative, qualitative, focused on linkages, focused on change, based on fieldwork
Distinguishing Characteristics of Primates
1. Prehensile hands and feet 2. Nails instead of claws 3. Forward facing eyes/ Stereoscopic vision 4. Large brain (both in actual size and relative to the rest of the body) 5. single offspring 6. long period of infant dependency 7. diurnal (Active during the day) 8. Arboreal 9. Movement in a variety of ways 10. Social 11. Nonspecialized Diets
using all four limbs to support the body during locomotion; basic primate and mammalian form of locomotion
Knuckle-walking is a form of quadrupedal walking in which the forelimbs hold the fingers in a partially flexed posture that allows body weight to press down on the ground through the knuckles.