All posts tagged with tool use

Link: Archaeology of nonhuman tool use

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Scientific American is previewing an article by Michael Haslam from their March issue, “The Other Tool Users”. The article focuses on the use of archaeologic...

Incidental capuchin flake manufacture

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This is a nice article by Ed Yong about Michael Haslam’s research documenting how capuchin monkeys incidentally make stone flakes as a side effect of their n...

Primate extractive foraging and tool use

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An important difference among some primate species is their ability to get foods that are hidden or protected by natural defenses. A little cleverness may yi...

Chimpanzee mating tools

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John Tierney riffs on a short review paper by William McGrew, a brief tour of chimpanzee technology. In a pool of academese, he finds a salacious bubble:

Army ant chimpanzee toolkits

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A nice story about Crickette Sanz’ and David Morgan’s work with chimpanzees of the Goualango Triangle, and the tools they use to forage for army ants:

Monkeys pick rocks

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The NY Times reports on Elisabetta Visalberghi and colleages’ work demonstrating that capuchin monkeys pick the right size rock for nutcracking: