Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Mississippi

Events

Event Information:

  • Thu
    07
    Sep
    2017

    Angela Dassow: "Shared and Divergent Traits Between Humans and Non-Human Primates"

    6:00 pmBrevard 134

    Social bond formations, offspring development, and communication have been extensively studied in many primate species. Dr. Angela Dassow, Assistant Professor of Biology, Carthage College, will explore the evolution of vocal communication in chimpanzees, white-handed gibbons, Rhesus macaques, and cotton-top tamarins to show what we can learn from studying non-human primates.

    Chimpanzees share more than 98% of their DNA with humans. They laugh, show empathy, teach their young to use tools…all traits thought to separate humans from other animals. We can learn about ourselves by studying primates, too, by exploring their behavior, physiology, and genetics.

    Part of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology Fall Lecture Series.