By Shirley Strum
In 1972, a tender graduate pupil named Shirley Strum traveled to Kenya to review a troop of olive baboons (Papio anubis) nicknamed the Pumphouse Gang. Like our personal ancestors, baboons had tailored to lifestyles at the African savannah, and Strum was hoping that by way of staring at baboon habit, she might study whatever approximately how early people may have lived. quickly the baboons had received her center in addition to her brain, and Strum has been operating with them ever since.
Vividly written and jam-packed with attention-grabbing insights, virtually Human chronicles the 1st fifteen years of Strum's fieldwork with the Pumphouse Gang. From the 1st paragraph, the reader is drawn in addition to Strum into the area of the baboons, studying in regards to the tragedies and triumphs in their day-by-day lives—and the lives of the scientists learning them.
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Color 1. babbar 1 barg-bar6 - white. 2. gi6 - black. 3. siq - brown, red. 4. sigl7(GI) - yellow, tan. 5. gun-a - spotted, mottled. b. Condition of fleece / goat-hair 1. bar-gail - with fleece. 2. bar-su-ga - without fleece. 3. sila4 / kirll ~ S - u- rlamb ~ plucked for the first time. 4. si-2-16 - plucked twice. c. Physical deformities 1. ba-za - crippled. 2. gu-gu-turn - ... 3. ). 4. ). suckling (semi-)weaned suckling (semi-)weaned 1 Sheep and goat terminology in Ur I11 sources from Drehem St cinkeller I:.
Wolfgang Heimpel See CAD K, pp. 563-64; Steinkeller, MC 4, pp. 53-54. In favour of such a connection, note that both gur8-gurg and gur4-gur4 are attested as the spellings of kurkurru (see MC 4, pp. 53-54). (University of California, Berkeley) See udu niga sig5 = MIN MIN (= im-me-ru ma-ru-u) darn-qa (Hh. XI11 3). See udu N - ~ ~ =S MIN E (= im-me-ru) ma-ru-u' (Hh. XI11 2). Contents See udu u = im-me-ri :am-mu (tb. XI11 10). So Jacobsen, Copenhagen, p. 8 n. 2; also this author, ASJ 3 (1981) 88. For this conclusion, see already A.
84 However, since gaba never occurs together with gub,85and since both terms describe animals older than ga, "suckling", but younger than fully mature, and thus refer to the same agecategory, I am inclined to assume, following Landsberger's original suggestion,86 that these are variant spellings of the same word, with gub being a syllabic realization of gab(a). S Ieinkeller Sheep and goat terminology in Ur I11 sources from Drehem However, regardless of whether gub is the same as gaba, the interpretation of gaba presents certain difficulties.