Chimps as Hunter-Gathers...

K. Rapczak (
24 May 1995 14:17:34 -0400

I read this on another newsgroup: "Science" magazine (I don't know
which issue) supposedly published an article on primate evolution
recently which discussed bands of chimpanzees which are beginning to
act like the hunter-gatherer ancestors of homo sapiens.

Is not "hunting/gathering" something chimps have already been doing
for a long time? What, if anything, would differentiate this type of
behavior when engaged in by proto-humans as opposed to modern


Kim Rapczak