"A Primate's Memoir": Social Dominance In Wild Baboons
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This paper is an examination of the social dominance and mating strategies of wild baboons in the Serengeti from the late 1970s. The paper delves into the way in which the author anthropomorphized his subjects, assigning biblical names and drawing disturbing parallels between their own social hierarchies and that of humans. The paper relates that he tracks them for many summers until a plague wreaks havoc on their social group.
From the Paper:"This paper shall examine the life of primate through a `memoir' written by Robert M. Sapolsky called "A Primate's Memoir". It will analyze social hierarchies among a population of baboons in the Serengeti. This essay will also look closely at each individual's social and hierarchical position in the group and more importantly, the various social and mating strategies employed by different members of the troop.
"Social Behavior and Hierarchy in Wild Baboons: Robert M. Sapolsky's (2002) extraordinary book, "A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life among Baboons" offers a deep and..."
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