Anthropology

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monkey brain

WRINKLES IN TIME  A 3-D computer image shows folds on the reconstructed brain surface, in green, of Victoriapithecus, a 15-million-year-old African monkey.

religious fiesta in Peru

WORLD MUSIC  Researchers have identified 18 features that characterize many musical performances around the world, including by this brass band accompanying a dance and performance troupe during a religious fiesta in Peru. Many of music’s common features involve group performance and dancing.

Baboons in a troop

STAYING TOGETHER  Baboons in this troop, tracked with GPS collars, resolved splits in group travel by following collective rules that bypassed socially dominant monkeys.

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