Christopher H. Boehm

Human evolution expert focusing on primatology, the evolution of morality and social organizations and values

Director, USC Jane Goodall Research Center

Professor of anthropology, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences


  • human evolution
  • human conflict resolution
  • chimpanzee conflict intervention
  • chimpanzee vocal communication
  • human language origins and evolution
  • evolution of morality
  • egalitarianism
  • theory of values
  • social organization and values
  • blood feuds in Yugoslavia
  • legal anthropology
  • biological anthropology
  • primate societies and behavior
  • primatology

Additional Information

  • Author of Hierarchy in the Fores (1999), Blood Revenge: The Enactment and Management of Conflict in Montenegro and Other Tribal Societies (1986) and Montenegrin Social Organization and Values (1983)

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