Non Human Primates

Non Human Primates - Joe Wilmot Date 11-04-09 ANT 171 Do...

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Joe Wilmot Date 11-04-09 ANT 171 Do Non-Human Primates have Culture? In order to see if non-human primates have culture, we must first define culture. Culture is defined as society, traditions, and symbolic behavior within a species. For a long time we humans defined culture in retrospect of our selves, we thought that we were the only ones that had culture and some people still think we are alone in this category. I am here to argue that yes, non-human primates do have culture. First example of why I believe this, well I stated that in culture there must be a society. Society is defined as organized living in groups, positions, and collection of statuses. Chimps have this quality, they have an alpha male who is the head of the group, and they have the groomers and the groomed. This is biased on the strength of the male or position in the group. There is strong cooperation between chimps, along with strong social bonds, which are brought together by hunting together, sharing meet, and alliances
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course ANT 171 taught by Professor Wolf during the Spring '11 term at Central Mich..

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