Human evolution: an alternate model of hominid social development

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dc.contributor.author Metz, William M.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-01T02:29:25Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-01T02:29:25Z
dc.date.issued 1979
dc.identifier.citation Metz, William M. (1979). Human evolution: an alternate model of hominid social development. -- Lambda Alpha Journal of Man, v.11, no.1, p.78-98. en
dc.identifier.issn 0047-3928
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/1745
dc.description.abstract Speculations on the evolution of hominid social structure have become quite popular in recent years. The primary concern of these theorists has been the development of a model which would accurately depict the adaptive strategy of early man. This paper is a response to the models which have been proposed. I will concern myself with one model in particular: the baboon analogy. This analogy has come into great favor in anthropological circles; so much so that it seems to have been accepted as a close approximation of the truth, This paper is an attempt to show that there are other, equally viable, models which can account for the fossil record and the idiosyncrasies of modern human society. An analogy accepted as explanation can be very damaging to future theoretical orientations. It is dangerous to put too much weight on such tenuous speculation. I will attempt to show that the adaptive strategy of the patas monkey can be used to explain hominid social evolution at least as well as the baboon analogy. en
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dc.language English (United States) en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries LAJ en
dc.relation.ispartofseries v.11, no.1 en
dc.subject Evolution en
dc.subject Hominid en
dc.subject Social development en
dc.subject Patas analogy en
dc.subject Baboon analogy en
dc.title Human evolution: an alternate model of hominid social development en
dc.type Article en

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