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    Cooperative Hunting Roles Among Taï Chimpanzees.Christophe Boesch - 2002 - Human Nature 13 (1):27-46.
    All known chimpanzee populations have been observed to hunt small mammals for meat. Detailed observations have shown, however, that hunting strategies differ considerably between populations, with some merely collecting prey that happens to pass by while others hunt in coordinated groups to chase fast-moving prey. Of all known populations, Taï chimpanzees exhibit the highest level of cooperation when hunting. Some of the group hunting roles require elaborate coordination with other hunters as well as precise anticipation of the movements of the (...)
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    Joint Cooperative Hunting Among Wild Chimpanzees: Taking Natural Observations Seriously.Christophe Boesch - 2005 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (5):692-693.
    Ignoring most published evidence on wild chimpanzees, Tomasello et al.'s claim that shared goals and intentions are uniquely human amounts to a faith statement. A brief survey of chimpanzee hunting tactics shows that group hunts are compatible with a shared goals and intentions hypothesis. The disdain of observational data in experimental psychology leads some to ignore the reality of animal cognitive achievements.
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    Towards a New Image of Culture in Wild Chimpanzees?Christophe Boesch - 1993 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 16 (3):514-515.
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    Away From Ethnocentrism and Anthropocentrism: Towards a Scientific Understanding of “What Makes Us Human”.Christophe Boesch - 2010 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 33 (2-3):86 - 87.
    The quest to understand has been heading towards an impasse, when comparative psychology compares primarily individuals that are not representative of their species. Captives experience such divergent socioecological niches that they cannot stand for their wild counterparts. Only after removing ethnocentrism and anthropocentrism will we be able to progress in our understanding of.
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    Three Approaches for Assessing Chimpanzee Culture.Christophe Boesch - 1996 - In A. Russon, Kim A. Bard & S. Parkers (eds.), Reaching Into Thought: The Minds of the Great Apes. Cambridge University Press. pp. 404--429.
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    Chimpanzees' Technical Reasoning: Taking Fieldwork and Ontogeny Seriously.Christophe Boesch - 2020 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 43.
    Following the tradition of comparing humans with chimpanzees placed under unfavorable conditions, the authors suggest many uniquely human technological abilities. However, chimpanzees use spontaneously tools in nature to achieve many different goals demonstrating technological skills and reasoning contradicting the authors contrast. Chimpanzees and humans develop skills through the experiences faced during their upbringing and neglecting this leads to fake conclusions.
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    Sacrileges Are Welcome in Science! Opening a Discussion About Culture in Animals.Christophe Boesch - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (2):327-328.
    The sacrilegious proposition of the existence of cultures in whales and dolphins should open the discussion of cultures in other animals, allowing us to find what is unique in human cultures. The ethnographic approach used by all anthropologists is the key in this investigation and revealed that cultural differences are present in animals and could result from different learning mechanisms.
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  8. Patterns of Chimpanzee's Intergroup Violence.Christophe Boesch - 2010 - In Henrik Høgh-Olesen (ed.), Human Morality and Sociality: Evolutionary and Comparative Perspectives. Palgrave-Macmillan.
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    New Elements of a Theory of Mind in Wild Chimpanzees.Christophe Boesch - 1992 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 15 (1):149-150.