Paper on chimp culture

Mark Mills (
Wed, 16 Jun 99 18:24:30 -0000

Subject: Paper on chimp culture
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 99 18:24:30 -0000
From: Mark Mills <>
To: "Memetics List" <>

Since I brought up my interest in the bifurcation of ancient primate
culture into human and chimp cultures, I thought I'd post a reference to
a recent paper on Chimp culture.

Chimpanzee Cultures: Nature Magazine 17 June 1999

ABC news summary of story

The study, conducted by primatologist Andrew Whiten of the University of
St. Andrews in Scotland and others, was published Thursday in the
journal Nature. It goes into detail regarding 39 culturally specific
activities regarding tool use, grooming and courtship.


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