While we will not focus much on early primate evolution, O’Neil includes some great information about the earliest primates in the tutorials. What are some of the things you have learned?
Primates live in a wide variety of social groups. What are the different types of social organization that characterizes the primates? What are some examples of species that live in each type?
What are the costs and benefits of living in groups? How do primates manage the costs of living in groups?
Primate social lives are complex and interesting. What are some of the examples of complex social behaviors seen in primates?
The Smuts article focuses on the importance of friendship in baboons. How does Smuts talk about friendship in baboons? How does she measure it? How do females, males, and infants benefit from their friendships? How does this article challenge some of the assumptions people have about aggression in wild animals and the behavior of females and males?