Francy Kiabiya Ntamboudila's research while affiliated with Marien Ngouabi University and other places

Publications (2)

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Teaching likely evolved in humans to facilitate the faithful transmission of complex tasks. As the oldest evidenced hunting technology, spear hunting requires acquiring several complex physical and cognitive competencies. In this study, we used observational and interview data collected among BaYaka foragers (Republic of the Congo) to test the pred...
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Humans are selective social learners. In a cultural landscape with many potential models, learners must balance the cost associated with learning from successful models with learning from accessible ones. Using structured interviews, we investigate the model selection biases of Congolese BaYaka adolescent boys learning to hunt with spears (n p 24;...

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... Kitanishi [39] reports that group sizes for day-long hunting excursions (esondo) range from three to 13 participants (mean = 5.8). Among Congo Basin foragers including BaYaka, learning to hunt with spears starts around the age of 3 years, when children participate in target practice games, pretense play, and rat hunting with lightweight wooden spears [43,[45][46][47][48]. In situ learning starts in early adolescence, when boys accompany fathers and other adult men on spear hunts [22,39,49]. ...