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That ancestor, who lived roughly 7 million years ago, had hands designed much like those of tree-adept, knuckle-walking chimps and bonobos, he and his colleagues say.Ardi may have been more chimplike than initially thought — or not|Bruce Bower|February 24, 2021|Science News
It may be because chimpanzees have natural predators and bonobos, for geographical reasons, don’t.Humans Have Gotten Nicer and Better at Making War - Issue 94: Evolving|Steve Paulson|January 6, 2021|Nautilus
That was especially true of higher-ranking bonobos in the community, suggesting some awareness of having broken a joint commitment and wanting to signal friendly intent when rejoining lower-ranking grooming partners, the scientists say.
Still, it’s likely that bonobos think in less complex ways than people do about mutual commitments, Heesen and colleagues say.
In previous studies, even 3-year-old children were much less willing to interrupt joint tasks for rewards than bonobos were in the new experiments.