Chimpanzee and Human Cultures

  title={Chimpanzee and Human Cultures},
  author={Christophe Boesch and Michael Tomasello},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={591 - 614}
Culture has traditionally been attributed only to human beings. Despite growing evidence of behavioral diversity in wild chimpanzee populations, most anthropologists and psychologists still deny culture to this animal species. We argue here that culture is not monolithic but a set of processes. These processes show much diversity both in the social norms and models that determine which individuals will be exposed to particular cultural variants and what cultural variants will be present in the… 

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