By Russell H. Tuttle

during this masterwork, Russell H. Tuttle synthesizes an enormous learn literature in primate evolution and behaviour to provide an explanation for how apes and people advanced in terms of each other, and why people turned a bipedal, tool-making, culture-inventing species distinctive from different hominoids. alongside the way in which, he refutes the idea that males are primarily killer apes--sophisticated yet instinctively competitive, damaging beings.

Situating people in a extensive context, Tuttle musters facts 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 advanced concurrently, and what else occurred evolutionarily to reason people to diverge from their closest relations. regardless of our genomic similarities with bonobos, chimpanzees, and gorillas, people are special between primates in occupying a symbolic area of interest of values and ideology in line with symbolically mediated cognitive procedures. even though apes show behaviors that strongly recommend they could imagine, salient parts of human culture--speech, mating proscriptions, kinship constructions, and ethical codes--are symbolic platforms that aren't show up between apes. This encylopedic quantity is either a milestone in primatological examine and a critique of what's recognized and but to be chanced on approximately human and ape potential.

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