Experts have observed for chimpanzees.
Children aged one to two years using the 52 gesture, of which only two signs do not coincide with those that apply gorillas and chimpanzees. To such conclusion scientists from the University of St Andrews.
Experts have observed chimpanzees in their natural habitat in Uganda, with children in care institutions and at home. Also considered the data of one of the previous studies on the gestures of the gorillas.
In children, scientists have identified 52 of the gesture. It turned out that chimpanzees use 46 of them (89%), along with gorillas – 50 gestures (96%).
Young chimpanzees and children in order to deliver a message to stomp, clap, shake my head.
Scientists came to the conclusion that coincidences indicate that these gestures were “inherited” from a common ancestor about six million years ago.
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