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  The Foragers


What Bonobos Can Teach Us Published February 27, 2015. Bonobos share 98.7% of our DNA. Physically, they resemble chimpanzees. But something remarkable sets them apart from their primate cousins, making them an altogether different animal. Bonobos live in almost complete absence of violence; work cooperatively toward shared goals; foster a society that values equality; and engage in prolific casual sex. Could these gentle, promiscuous creatures hold the key to a world without war? Vanessa Woods, author of Bonobo Handshake, discusses what we might learn from our evolutionary relatives with anthropologist Brian Hare and NPR RadioLab's Jad Abumrad.

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Original Program Date: June 5, 2010

Here is a documentary about the Mosuo tribes ABC Documentaries: Kingdom of Women . Note that the documentary is mostly auditory without many images. About 8 minutes in, there are more images.

If you thought it was only the early hunter gatherer cultures that practised polyamory, think again.

The Truth about Polyamory For better or worse, our cultural is abandoning its love affair with monogamy. Post published by Deborah Anapol Ph.D. on Apr 18, 2013 in Love Without Limits. Read the article.

Polyamory: The Next Sexual Revolution? BY JESSICA BENNETT 7/28/09. Read the article.