Re: chimps on the savanna? Nooooo.....

Paul Crowley (
Thu, 19 Oct 95 11:02:23 GMT

In article <461k7i$> "Alex Duncan" writes:

> I have recently seen people posting to this newsgroup questioning whether
> chimps ever venture into open territory.
> <snips>
> Forest constitutes less than 3% of the surface area. In summary Mt.
> Assirik presents a truly open savanna habitat and is thus unique
> amongst sites where chimpanzees have been studied.

This is yet another nail in the coffin of the savanna/mosaic hypothesis.
Such an environment was supposed to be the one where a bipedal hominid
could carve out its own ecological niche.

But if chimps were there first . . . . . . .