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By Ruth Osterweis Selig, Marilyn R. London, P. Ann Kaupp, Robert L. Humphrey

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This re-creation deals numerous essentially written and with ease available articles from the Smithsonian’s hugely acclaimed, award-winning booklet AnthroNotes. a number of the world's major anthropologists discover basic questions people ask approximately themselves as members, as societies, and as a species. The articles exhibit the richness and breadth of anthropology, overlaying not just the basic matters but in addition the altering views of anthropologists over the 150-year background in their box. Illustrated with unique cartoons through anthropoligst Robert L. Humphrey, Anthropology Explored opens as much as lay readers, lecturers, and scholars a self-discipline as diversified and engaging because the cultures it observes.

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Standing silently at center stage in a tragic human drama of genocide and political instability is the last remaining stronghold of the mountain gorilla, and so the issue urgently becomes whether the gorillas, as depicted by Humphrey, can remain carefree and well fed. The last five years have witnessed ethnic genocide in Rwanda and the mass exodus of over a million refugees from this torn nation into the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo. Political instability and dire humanitarian problems are also increasing in this refugee-saturated borderland.

1994a. " Discover 15 (September): 90-98. Savage-Rumbaugh, E. Sue, and Roger Lewin. 1994b. Kanzi: The Ape at the Brink of the Human Mind. John Wiley and Sons. < previous page page_23 next page > < previous page page_24 next page > Page 24 2 Politics and Problems of Gorilla and Chimp Conservation Alison S. Brooks and J. N. Leith Smith Of all the world's endangered species, gorillas and chimpanzees possibly receive the most sympathy, and the widest public support for their conservation. In large part, public empathy with these animals stems from the long-term efforts of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and other primatologists who have demonstrated the close kinship between these animals and ourselves and made us aware of the dangers these primates face in a developing Africa.

Previous page page_37 next page > < previous page page_38 next page > Page 38 3 What's New in Early Human Evolution 5 to 1 Million Years Ago? Alison S. Brooks Where do we come from? What did our earliest ancestors look like and how did they behave? In the past 10 years, a flood of evidence, accumulating at an increasing rate, suggests new answers to these old questions. Until recently, the hallmarks of "humanness" were thought to have emerged early in human evolution: full bipedalism by 4 million years ago, and tools, nuclear families, division of labor by sex, hunting, long periods of childhood and adolescent dependency, and maybe even primitive language by 2 million years ago.

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