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While the evidence that cetaceans exhibit behaviours that are every bit as cultural as those recognised in chimpanzees is unequivocal, I argue that it is unlikely that either taxon has the social cognitive mechanisms required to underpin the more advanced forms of culture characteristic of humans (namely those that depend on shared meaning).

Original publication

DOI

10.1017/S0140525X01313961

Type

Journal article

Journal

Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Publication Date

22/08/2001

Volume

24

Pages

332 - 333