Ed asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 10 months ago

How does dominance hierarchies function and how can they be said to be adaptive amount nonhuman primates?

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Dominance hierarchies reduce fighting among members of a social group. After determining which members are dominant and which ones are lower ranked, the dominant individuals get to feed or mate first without having to fight others off first again and again. The reduction in fights allow members of a social group to better bond with each oter and also reduce injuries due to constant fighting.

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