(Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2008) Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology
This volume presents nine papers with topics in cultural, archaeological and biological
anthropology and four book reviews.
It also includes list of chapters and advisors, followed by a
recognition of past award recipients of the National Graduate Research Grant, winners
of the National Scholarship Award, and National Dean’s List Scholarship.
(Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology, 2008) Bickham, Joanna
Two major studies which are explored in this paper concern the comparative morphology
of a wide range of primates, how these differences affect behavior, and
what inferences one can make regarding the adaptive reasons behind those differences.
Hiromi Kobayashi and Shiro Kohshima conducted a study in 1998 that
measured the eyes of 88 species of primates using computer-aided image analysis
to determine the differences between species and to examine how these differences
correlate with biological and environmental variability (Kobayashi & Kohshima
2001). Michael Tomasello and associates have carried out numerous studies using
apes, monkeys, and children that explore issues relating to cognition and communication;
this body of work is integrated into the “cooperative eye hypothesis,”
which will be explored in the body of this paper (Tomasello et al. 2007:316).