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Publication details for Prof Robert H. Layton

Layton, R.H. (2008). What can ethnography tell us about human social evolution? In Early human kinship: from sex to social reproduction. Allen, N., Callan, H., Dunbar, R. & James, W. Malden, MA (USA): Blackwell. 113-127.

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critically reviews methods for reconstructing past behaviour from ethnography, compares chimpanzee and hunter-gatherer social behaviour, and rejects some hypotheses proposed by other authors in the same volume.