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Resource depletion through primate stone technology.

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Tool use has allowed humans to become one of the most successful species. However, tool-assisted foraging has also pushed many of our prey species to extinction or endangerment, a technology-driven process thought to be uniquely human. Here, we demonstrate that tool-assisted foraging on shellfish by long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Thailand, reduces prey size and prey abundance, with more pronounced effects where the macaque population size is larg...

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Peer reviewed
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10.7554/elife.23647

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology; Archaeology Research Lab
Oxford college:
Keble College
ORCID:
0000-0003-2972-4742
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ORCID:
0000-0002-9227-4644
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology
ORCID:
0000-0001-8234-7806
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Publisher:
eLife Sciences Publisher's website
Journal:
eLife Journal website
Volume:
6
Pages:
e23647
Publication date:
2017-09-05
Acceptance date:
2017-07-26
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EISSN:
2050-084X
Pubs id:
pubs:729209
URN:
uri:101335ab-967b-4862-ba6c-4dbc5e64f87b
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uuid:101335ab-967b-4862-ba6c-4dbc5e64f87b
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pubs:729209

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