By Russell H. Tuttle
Situating people in a wide context, Tuttle musters facts from morphology and up to date fossil discoveries to bare what early primates ate, the place they slept, how they discovered to stroll upright, how mind and hand anatomy advanced concurrently, and what else occurred evolutionarily to reason people to diverge from their closest kinfolk. regardless of our genomic similarities with bonobos, chimpanzees, and gorillas, people are exact between primates in occupying a symbolic area of interest of values and ideology in accordance with symbolically mediated cognitive approaches. even if apes convey behaviors that strongly recommend they could imagine, salient components of human culture--speech, mating proscriptions, kinship buildings, and ethical codes--are symbolic structures that aren't show up between apes. This encylopedic quantity is either a milestone in primatological study and a critique of what's identified and but to be came across approximately human and ape potential.