Choose shrew-like creatures as more sociable ancestors!
Posted Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:22:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong
It isnt just about apes. The whole study of animal society has been based on dogs, cattle and others such as our close relatives. Social behaviour undoubtedly began in another mammal group, even if it then became extinct. Investigating such behavioural structures has apparently totally neglected the very obvious, early small mammals that could well have advanced at least to the primate level, and we even left out the small species still here for us to observe. Choose shrew-like creatures as more sociable ancestors!