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Author Name    W.C. McGrew

Title   The Cultured Chimpanzee: Reflections on Cultural Primatology

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Size   228 x 152 Mm

Publisher   Cambridge, UK Cambridge University Press 2004

ISBN    0521535433 / 9780521535434

Seller ID   012811

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 variety in humans than the simpler behaviour of other animal species. This stimulating book shows that the field of cultural primatology may therefore help us to reconstruct the cultural evolution of Homo sapiens from earlier forms, and that it is essential for anthropologists, archaeologists and zoologists to work together to develop a stronger understanding of human and primate cultural evolution. First book to provide a synthetic analysis of chimpanzee culture, covering both material and social culture Models the origins and evolution of human culture using our closest living relatives, the chimpanzees A significant and stimulating book which examines how anthropology, animal behaviour and psychology must come together to truly understand the basis for human and animal culture Contents 1. Introduction; 2. Definition; 3. Disciplines; 4. Creatures other than primates; 5. Primates; 6. Chimpanzee ethnography; 7. Chimpanzee material culture; 8. Chimpanzee society; 9. Lessons from cultural primatology; 10. Does cultural primatology have a future? Printed Pages: 244 with 15 half-tones and 10 tables.

Cultural Primatology

Price = 40.00 USD

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