As explained in the first volume, a gorilla’s chest-beating is not always an aggressive display. The behavior has multiple meanings, including the expression of curiosity or an invitation to play. Nevertheless, gorillas have long been misunderstood as violent animals.
There is a lot of misunderstanding about primate violence, and misconceptions about primates can result in misunderstandings about the history of human evolution.
■References (Books, papers, Web articles, etc.)
The Mountain Golilla George B. Schaller Univ of Chicago Pr; 1St Edition edition (January 1, 2000)
Gorillas in the Mist Diane Fossey Dr. Mariner Books; 1st Mariner Books Ed edition (October 6, 2000)
『暴力はどこからきたか——人間性の起源を探る』 第1章 攻撃性をめぐる神話 山極寿一（NHKブックス、2007）
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