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What is Humankind Lisa Marinelli Anthro 2 Anthropologists have continually attempted to distinguish humankind from its closest relatives-other primates With so many things apparent in both human and animal life like language society and tools humans are left pondering what separates them from apes and chimps Through examining aspects of the lives of humans and primates a rough answer to what is humankind will be derived Culture Culture is the learned behavior and set of rules shared by members of a society Culture includes three types of knowledge science and technology arts and beliefs and socialization 1 p32 and 3 61798 While free-ranging nonhuman primates possess certain aspects of culture they lack arts and beliefs Discussed later in this essay science and technology are found among chimps in their use of tools like termite sticks and socialization is seen among baboon troops 4 But only chimps in captivity show their ability to paint or make art 4 On the other hand humans encompass all aspects of culture They use science and technology in advanced tool making of hand axes and use socialization in the raising and enculturating children Humans distinctly hold arts and beliefs as an important aspect to their society Using dances like that of the Trobrianders humans incorporate arts into their important ceremonies 5 Society Society is a group of people who reside in a particular area who share common cultural traditions and who are dependent on each other for survival 1 p32-33 An example of a nonhuman primate society is a troop of baboons 4 Certain troops of baboons depend on members for survival and share a common culture by dividing social roles on the basis of sex It is the male baboons role to protect the female and youths of the troop from predators An example of human society is the Yanomamo tribe In the forests of northern Brazil and southern Venezuela Yanomami
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