Teetering on the Rim

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What Lee is doing takes that to another level.” “The supreme dexterity of the human hand is unsurpassed among mammals, a fact that is often linked to early tool use,” says Professor of Anthropology Nathaniel Dominy in a Tribune India story about how chimpanzees are able to evaluate and pick out figs in the same way humans shop for fruits. However i have to make a dreadful decision between a major in Cultural anthropology or Archaeology.

Pages: 288

Publisher: Columbia University Press (May 15, 2000)

ISBN: 0231118058

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