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Understanding the egalitarian revolution in human social evolution.

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Publiceringsår: 2009
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 233-235
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Trends in ecology & evolution
Volym: 24
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: Elsevier Ltd

Sammanfattning

Humans are unique among animals in cooperating in large groups of unrelated individuals, with a high degree of resource sharing. These features challenge traditional evolutionary theories built on kin selection or reciprocity. A recent theoretical model by Gavrilets and colleagues takes a fresh look at the 'egalitarian revolution' that separates humans from our closest relatives, the great apes. The model suggests that information from within-group conflicts leads to the emergence of cooperative alliances and social networks.

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  • Biology and Life Sciences

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  • ISSN: 0169-5347

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