Chimpanzees are not proto-hominins and early human mothers may not have foraged alone

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Abstract

Modeling the evolution of human behavior, including language, is a complex but important undertaking. The over-reliance on chimpanzees as models to assess basal hominin patterns and the implicit assumption that hominin mothers did not have significant assistance in caring for young weaken this model for the emergence of language from mother-infant vocal interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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