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ANTH 148: Human Origins
Recitation 3: Primate and Human Morphology

• Examine the dentition of the species. Do primates tend to have a greater or lesser degree of dental specialization than mammals? What are the dental formulae of these species?

• Do any of these species have a skeletal feature that reflects dietary specialization?

• Look at the male gorilla skull compared to the female gorilla skull. Describe the differences in morphological features and how they represent sexual dimorphism.


Human Cranium by the RLA

Chimpanzee Cranium, Male, by the RLA