A longitudinal investigation of gestural communication in young chimpanzees

@article{Tomasello2006ALI,
  title={A longitudinal investigation of gestural communication in young chimpanzees},
  author={Michael Tomasello and Deborah A Gust and G. Thomas Frost},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2006},
  volume={30},
  pages={35-50}
}
A longitudinal study of chimpanzee gestural communication is reported. Subjects were seven 5- to 8-year-old members of a semi-natural group at the Yerkes Field Station. These were the same individuals observed byTomasello et al. (1985) four years previously. Nearly identical operational definitions and observational procedures were used in the two studies. Longitudinal comparisons between the two observation periods revealed that the development of chimpanzee gestural communication is best… CONTINUE READING

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