31908 - Fission-Fusion Social Group Both species of...

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Fission-Fusion Social Group - Both species of chimpanzees o Size and composition is fluid o Males band together o Females and offspring have own subgroup Patterns of Reproduction - Male and female bonobos o Mate even when the female is not in estrus o Behavior not typical of common chimpanzees Overt sexuality is an integral part of society - Linked to agreements among females to share food resources - Serve as a socially overt announcement and reaffirmation of standing Nonhuman Primate Cultural Behavior - Cultural behavior: o Learned o Passed from one generation to the next - Chimpanzee culture: o Includes tools Is it really “culture”? - Protocultural o Behavior that has some of the characteristics of cultural behavior What is a “hominid”? Family Hominidae - Hominid o Members of the family hominidae that occurred after the split from African great apes - Protohominid o Earliest members of the hominid lineage – barely represented in the fossil record o Structure and especially behavior are reconstructed hypothetically
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