Notes On Primate Evolution Into Humans

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Final Essay Regarding Primate Evolution into Humans
Brett Ford
Cerro Coso Community College

Abstract Tool use, or more accurately tool making, is of key importance to primate evolution. Not only is this aspect of primate and human evolution significant, but it directly influenced primate and human growth in cognition as well as physical attributes. This importance cannot be undersold, as much of human evolution, occurred as a result of social behaviors such as tool making, and the ability to replicate an action. Tool making in primates shows an increase in both physical growth and mental capacity, and those attributes led this activity to become socially important in early human societies.

Social behavior is a key aspect of human and primate growth. The ability to bond socially, for protection as well as growth, is a key factor in the successive evolution that occurred between primates, and early humans. One of these social behaviors is tool making. Tool making and use is very significant to primate evolution, as it displays not only a significant growth in cognition, but certain physical evolutionary attributes that can be seen to the present day. Tool making in primates shows an increase in both physical growth and mental capacity, and those attributes led this activity to become socially important in early human societies. Before one can see how significant tool making and other behavior is, a understanding of the physical capabilities of

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