The ecology of social transitions in human evolution.

  title={The ecology of social transitions in human evolution.},
  author={Robert A. Foley and Clive Gamble},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={364 1533},
We know that there are fundamental differences between humans and living apes, and also between living humans and their extinct relatives. It is also probably the case that the most significant and divergent of these differences relate to our social behaviour and its underlying cognition, as much as to fundamental differences in physiology, biochemistry or anatomy. In this paper, we first attempt to demarcate what are the principal differences between human and other societies in terms of… CONTINUE READING
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