Hunter–gatherers and other primates as prey, predators, and competitors of snakes

@article{Headland2011HuntergatherersAO,
  title={Hunter–gatherers and other primates as prey, predators, and competitors of snakes},
  author={Thomas N. Headland and Harry W. Greene},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={108},
  pages={E1470 - E1474}
}
  • T. Headland, H. Greene
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Relationships between primates and snakes are of widespread interest from anthropological, psychological, and evolutionary perspectives, but surprisingly, little is known about the dangers that serpents have posed to people with prehistoric lifestyles and nonhuman primates. Here, we report ethnographic observations of 120 Philippine Agta Negritos when they were still preliterate hunter–gatherers, among whom 26% of adult males had survived predation attempts by reticulated pythons. Six fatal… Expand

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