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Preyed Upon, Hominids Began to Cooperate

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Science  24 Feb 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5764, pp. 1095
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5764.1095b

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ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI-- Our hominid ancestors actually lived as prey rather than predators, a researcher argued at the AAAS annual meeting, held here from 16 to 20 February. And our past as prey, he speculates, laid the foundations of society by forcing those ancestors to live together peacefully in groups. (Read more.)