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Cultural innovation and transmission of tool use in wild chimpanzees: evidence from field experiments.

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Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) are the most proficient and versatile users of tools in the wild. How such skills become integrated into the behavioural repertoire of wild chimpanzee communities is investigated here by drawing together evidence from three complementary approaches in a group of oil-palm nut- ( Elaeis guineensis) cracking chimpanzees at Bossou, Guinea. First, extensive surveys of communities adjacent to Bossou have shown that population-specific details of tool use, such as the s...

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10.1007/s10071-003-0183-x

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Journal:
Animal cognition
Volume:
6
Issue:
4
Pages:
213-223
Publication date:
2003-12-05
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EISSN:
1435-9456
ISSN:
1435-9448
URN:
uuid:be9b8622-350a-4ebe-8544-40e184743d64
Source identifiers:
209250
Local pid:
pubs:209250

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