By Russell H. Tuttle
Situating people in a huge context, Tuttle musters proof from morphology and up to date fossil discoveries to bare what early primates ate, the place they slept, how they discovered to stroll upright, how mind and hand anatomy developed concurrently, and what else occurred evolutionarily to reason people to diverge from their closest kinfolk. regardless of our genomic similarities with bonobos, chimpanzees, and gorillas, people are detailed between primates in occupying a symbolic area of interest of values and ideology in accordance with symbolically mediated cognitive strategies. even supposing apes express behaviors that strongly recommend they could imagine, salient parts of human culture--speech, mating proscriptions, kinship buildings, and ethical codes--are symbolic platforms that aren't appear between apes. This encylopedic quantity is either a milestone in primatological study and a critique of what's recognized and but to be came upon approximately human and ape potential.
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Apes and Human Evolution by Russell H. Tuttle