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The Cultured Chimpanzee: Reflections on Cultural Primatology

By: W.C. McGrew

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012811

ISBN: 0-521-53543-3

Condition: New


Short of inventing a time machine, we will never see our extinct forebears in action and be able to determine directly how human behaviour and culture has developed. However, we can learn from our closest living relatives, the African great apes. The Cultured Chimpanzee explores the astonishing variation in chimpanzee behaviour across their range, which cannot be explained by individual learning, genetic or environmental influences. It promotes the view that this rich diversity in social life and material culture reflects social learning of traditions, and more closely resembles cultural varie... View more info