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Understanding the egalitarian revolution in human social evolution.

Svensson, Erik LU (2009) In Trends in Ecology & Evolution 24. p.233-235
Abstract
Humans are unique among animals in cooperating in large groups of unrelated individuals, with a high degree of resource sharing. These features challenge traditional evolutionary theories built on kin selection or reciprocity. A recent theoretical model by Gavrilets and colleagues takes a fresh look at the 'egalitarian revolution' that separates humans from our closest relatives, the great apes. The model suggests that information from within-group conflicts leads to the emergence of cooperative alliances and social networks.
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Trends in Ecology & Evolution
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233 - 235
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1872-8383
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10.1016/j.tree.2009.01.004
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  abstract     = {Humans are unique among animals in cooperating in large groups of unrelated individuals, with a high degree of resource sharing. These features challenge traditional evolutionary theories built on kin selection or reciprocity. A recent theoretical model by Gavrilets and colleagues takes a fresh look at the 'egalitarian revolution' that separates humans from our closest relatives, the great apes. The model suggests that information from within-group conflicts leads to the emergence of cooperative alliances and social networks.},
  author       = {Svensson, Erik},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {233--235},
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  series       = {Trends in Ecology & Evolution},
  title        = {Understanding the egalitarian revolution in human social evolution.},
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  volume       = {24},
  year         = {2009},
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