Chimp hunting behaviour

Gerrit Hanenburg (
Fri, 19 May 1995 01:21:37 GMT

the may-june edition of American Scientist contains an interesting article on
chimpanzee hunting behaviour in relation to human evolution.
The article by Craig B.Stanford of the University of Southern California states
that Chimpanzees are efficient predators who use meat not only for its
nutritional value but also for political and reproductive purposes.
This behaviour of chimps mayt have implications for the interpretation
of the behaviour of early hominids like A.ramidus and A.afarensis.

The edition also contains an announcement of a new book on human evolution
by Ian Tattersall ,to be published in june by Oxford University Press.
Title:The Fossil Trail. How we now what we think we know about human evolution.