Well, not really. In fact I think this blogpost series from Greg Laden is actually pertinent to the topic, and highlights some of the issues inherent in the first "Conversation" posted earlier today. I would submit that we could substitute "PT" in for "civilization," and "human primate social grooming (HPSG)" in for "primitive cultures," and it would all make sense.
Primitive Cultures are Simple, Civilization is Complex (A falsehood) I
Primitive Cultures are Simple, while Civilization is Complex: Part 2
Primitive Cultures are Simple, while Civilization is Complex: Part 3