Culture & Symbols
Jesse S. Cook III (jcook@AWOD.COM)
Sun, 28 Jul 1996 16:41:05 -0400
On 28 July 1996, Ronald Kephart replied to Robert Snower:
"A useful term for behaviors acquired socially in the absence of language
(such as chimp termite fishing) [is] 'proto-culture'."
Only if those behaviors were "first in time, original, primitive", that is
to say first in a sequence from them to later ones. Animals do not have
culture (as I think you would agree), therefore, neither do they have
(I said "as I think you would agree" above based on your exchange with Snower:
"Is this culture? I think not."
"Right. It takes language...")
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