Culture for Skeptics: Readings for Dec 1

This week we'll look at the popularity of "culture" in behavioral ecology.

First, a review article (and letters responding to it):


Étienne Danchin et al. 2004. Public Information: From Nosy Neighbors to Cultural Evolution. Science 305:487.
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Second, a specific case study of putative socially-transmitted tool use in dolphins.


Krützen et al. 2005. Cultural transmission of tool use in bottlenose dolphins. PNAS 102:8939.
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