anthro week 6 - 1) The question my article seeks to answer...

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1) The question my article seeks to answer is, why do male chimpanzees engage in meat sharing behaviors with females? The hypothesis my article proposes is known as the meat-for-sex hypothesis which says that men and women exchange meat for mating access. 2) Though this article focuses primarily on chimpanzees, its introduction begins by making comparisons to other hunter-gatherer societies which exhibit a correlation between hunting success and extra marital success; therefore this question was derived from an inductive approach. 3) The research for this study was collected on wild chimpanzees in the Tai National Park, Cote d’Ivoire. 4) Meat sharing was observed and scored whenever meat was transferred from one individual to another in an apparently voluntary fashion. Cases in which the male screamed, cried or aggressed against the female were not recorded. The transfers of meat could be either passive (in which the male allowed a female to feed on the same piece of meat) or active (in which a male tore a piece of meat and placed it in the hand of a female). Furthermore, to investigate whether males shared more meat with estrous than anestrous females given their proportional representation in hunting parties , they controlled the number
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2010 for the course ANTHRO 111508201 taught by Professor Perry during the Spring '10 term at UCLA.

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anthro week 6 - 1) The question my article seeks to answer...

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