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Extending material cognition to primate tool use

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The concept of extended or distributed cognition has been present in archaeology for some time, yet despite its inclusion of non-human hominin ancestors, it has remained distinctly anthropocentric in nature. Here, we suggest that the same concept may also be used to independently describe and interpret non-human animals within their own social and material networks. We illustrate this suggestion with examples from the tool use behaviour of wild monkeys and chimpanzees. Non-human primate socia...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Sub department:
Archaeology Research Lab
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Quaternary International Journal website
Volume:
405
Issue:
Part A
Pages:
70-77
Publication date:
2016-03-13
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ISSN:
1040-6182
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Pubs id:
pubs:655855
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uuid:1b259689-8883-4144-83e7-b41d88d39249
Local pid:
pubs:655855
Deposit date:
2016-10-29

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