a multidisciplinary science that draws from anatomy, biology, genetics, geology, paleontology, ecology, and archaeology (and other fields) to answer questions about human evolution.
a classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin
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Primate mating systems & social behavior
The study of evolution of behavior, emphasizing the role of ecological factors as agents of natural section. Behaviors/patterns have been selected for because they increase the reproductive fitness of individuals in specific environmental contexts.
promote group cohesion and aggressive behaviors, which can lead to group disruption. Conflict w/ in a group frequently develops out of competition for a resources, including mating mating partners and food items
Life History Traits
Characteristics and developmental stages that influence rates of reproduction. Longevity. Age at Sexual Maturity. Length of Time Between Births.