To share or not to share? Social processes of learning to share food among Hadza hunter-gatherer children

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This book examines social learning and innovation in hunter-gatherers from around the world, from chimpanzees and nonhuman primates to humans through most of history. The ideas and concepts based on an intensive fieldwork of gathered data is covered in five sections, 1) theoretical perspectives of learning in hunter-gatherers, 2) modes and processes of social learning in hunter-gatherers, 3) innovation and cumulative culture, 4) play and other cultural contexts of social learning and innovation, 5) biological contexts of learning and innovation, giving much insight into the mechanisms and meanings of learning and education in modern humans.