Re: Suppression of Sociobiology

John A. Halloran (
14 Dec 1996 20:43:01 -0700

In article <58ssoo$> (Bryant) writes:

[other sociobiological concerns snipped]

> *Might animals honestly advertise their resource holding power with
> urinary territory marking or vocalizing?


Do you have any references that discuss the above topic? I am interested in
researching the evolution of the vocal tract in humans as connected to
primates adopting a wolf-like existence. The material that I have found on
early hunter-gatherer humans indicates that they lived in clans of about 20
individuals and marked their clans with distinctive totems and tatoos or head
hair designs (cf., Claude Levi Strauss, The Savage Mind).

What is the thinking on why wolves vocalize?


John Halloran