A primatological perspective on human cultural origins

When did cumulative culture evolve in our lineage? This paper discusses how the field of experimental primate archaeology has contributed to this question by describing several stone-tool experiments conducted with great apes.


Hunting roles in chimpanzees?

What are the hunting roles in chimpanzees? The available evidence suggests that they are capable of coordination between individuals, but it is unclear whether they can also share a common strategy.

Un mico caputxí esplugant-ne un altre

Primate social behaviour

Primates usually live in groups. Sociality provides primates with benefits like support and learning opportunities that ultimately increase their fitness.

Il·lustracions de primats de Jordi Sabater Pi

Introduction: Primate relatives

The order Primates includes more than three hundred species, among which are us, human beings. Perhaps that is why we are so fascinated by their study.

Tomàs Marqués Bonet

Interview with Tomàs Marquès Bonet

Tomàs Marquès Bonet is a biologist and directs the Comparative Genomics Group at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF), mainly dedicated to analysing and comparing the genome of primates in order to try to better understand the human genome.