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The second inheritance system of chimpanzees and humans

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Half a century of dedicated field research has brought us from ignorance of our closest relatives to the discovery that chimpanzee communities resemble human cultures in possessing suites of local traditions that uniquely identify them. The collaborative effort required to establish this picture parallels the one set up to sequence the chimpanzee genome, and has revealed a complex social inheritance system that complements the genetic picture we are now developing.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-55
Number of pages4
JournalNature
Volume437
Issue number7055
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2005

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  • GROOMING HAND-CLASP, MAHALE CHIMPANZEES, WILD CHIMPANZEES, CULTURE, EVOLUTION, INSIGHTS, APES

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