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mastering fire
2014-12-15 11:26:47

The ability to start and control a fire is probably the most important technological development in human history and a new study has found that our ancestors probably started mastering fire around 350,000 years ago.

chimp violence
2014-09-18 07:03:24

Chimpanzee-on-chimpanzee violence is not the result of increased aggression resulting from exposure to human activities, researchers from the University of Minnesota and an international team of colleagues report in the latest edition of the journal Nature.

Research Finds Chimps Like Listening To Music With A Different Beat
2014-06-27 03:46:27

Nonhuman primates preferred African, Indian tunes over strong beats typical of Western music

chimpanzee game theory
2014-06-06 09:07:10

As humans, we tend to take great pride in our position at the top of the food chain. A new study from CalTech, however, shows that, when it comes to competition, we might not rank as high as our cousins, the chimps.

2014-03-10 23:28:27

The author has written three highly acclaimed books that show life through the eyes of these endangered animals.

2014-03-04 13:10:46

It's long been a popular stereotype: Men are hugely competitive, meaning cooperative effort is the exception rather than the norm, while women have a tendency to nurture relationships with others, making them much more likely to cooperate with one another.

Long-Term Memory Helps Chimps Remember Where The Food Is
2013-10-24 05:33:05

Chimpanzees rely on their long-term memory when searching for food throughout the rainforest, according to a new study published in the journal Animal Behavior.

Young Bonobos Regulate Emotions Similar To Human Children
2013-10-15 08:13:32

Striking similarities between the emotional development of bonobos and that of human children have been discovered by researchers studying young bonobos in an African sanctuary.

US Fish And Wildlife Service Looks To Give Chimpanzees Greater Protection
2013-06-12 10:38:37

Even though chimpanzees are commonly seen in films, television shows, circuses, and at the zoo – the great apes are considered endangered and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is proposing a new rule that would give greater protection to our fellow primates.


Latest Primatologists Reference Libraries

Primatology
2013-10-02 13:00:50

Primatology is the study of primates that focuses on their behaviors and possible evolution. Those who practice this science, known as primatologists, focus on primates in the wild and in laboratory settings. There are many different sub-divisions of primatology that differ based on methodology and theory, but the two major branches are Western primatology and Japanese primatology. There share basic principles, but differ culturally and in many other regards. Western primatology originated...

American Journal of Primatology
2012-05-07 07:24:54

The American Journal of Primatology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1981. It is the official journal of the American Society of Primatologists. It publishes issues on a monthly basis with one supplementary issue a year detailing the program of the society’s annual meetings. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Paul Garber (University of Illinois). The journal publishes papers in all areas of primatology, including the behavioral ecology, conservation biology,...

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