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But we would have articulate speech ganization. Families is not peculiar to no prohibitions of incest, no rules prescribing dogamy, polygamy or monogamy. cross cousin scribed, How without sessed one at a time, exist astic, or military organization; no level. Rituals which prohibit but permit them political, economic, no codes of etiquette or science, theology, or literature; on an ape parallel cousin pro- rules if pos- without speech? Without speech we would have no laws; a How could plural mates possessed simultaneously en- could marriage with a be prescribed, marriage with articulate speech?

The non- Homo symbolic behavior of sapiens animal; the symbolic behavior is is It is the symbol which has transformed to a human animal. human behavior Because is havior of infra-human species can learn nothing about man the man the human being. man from a mere animal the behavior of that of symbol behavior and since the beis human non-symbolic, we that it follovi^s behavior from observations upon or experiments with the lower animals. Experiments with rats and They have thrown much light of behavior among mammals or apes have indeed been illuminating.

Kroeber. However, we find still some reluc- tance to admit anthropoids to the category of tool-makers. Thus, Grahame the British anthropologist, From Clark, in his recent Savagery to Civilization, asserts that "the understanding use of and tools (p. 7). ^ have disclosed a quite remarkable. they build structures of boxes; use sticks in digging; and otherwise employ a great variety of materials as tools. More noteworthy apes (chimpanzees) have still, shown themselves capable of inventing—by a process of understanding and insight— tools, and of accomplishing their manufacture in instances that required the artificial shaping of materials.

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