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Abstract

Cultural primatology is hypothesized on the basis of social learning of group-specific behavior by nonhuman primates, especially in nature. Scholars ask different questions in testing this idea: what? (anthropologists), how? (psychologists), and why? (zoologists). Most evidence comes from five genera: (capuchin monkeys), (macaque monkeys), (gorilla), (orangutan), and (chimpanzees). Two species especially, Japanese monkey () and chimpanzee (), show innovation, dissemination, standardization, durability, diffusion, and tradition in both subsistence and nonsubsistence activities, as revealed by decades of longitudinal study.

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1998-10-01
2024-06-20
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