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ANTH 370 - Primates

  • 3 credits

Behavioral patterns, ecological relationships, and communication of nonhuman primates.

This is a capstone course option.


ANTH 120 (Human Origins and Variation) or BZ 101 (Humans and Other Animals)

Textbooks and Materials

Section 801


  • Primate Adaptation and Evolution, 3rd Ed. (1997)
    Fleagle, John C.
    ISBN: 978-0123786326
  • The Primate Anthology: Essays on Primate Behavior, Ecology and Conservation from Natural History, 1st Ed.
    Ciochon, Russell L. and Nisbett, Richard A.
    ISBN: 978-0136138457

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


Kim Nichols

Kim Nichols was born in Nuremberg, Germany and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Her undergraduate education at the University of California at Santa Cruz included extensive participation in nonhuman primate anatomical research, casework experience in forensic anthropology, and archaeological research at the State of California Mission Santa Cruz site.

Her graduate education at the University of Colorado at Boulder included field research on howling monkey locomotor behaviors in Costa Rica. In addition, she participated in primate paleontological field research at sites in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and in the Fayum Depression in Egypt.

Additionally, she has studied primate skeletal and dental variation in museum collections in Washington DC, New York City, and Chicago, Illinois. Kim's current research interest is in nonhuman primate skeletal dimension variation in captive and wild populations and implications for the interpretation of reproductive pathways in extinct primate species.