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Use-wear patterns on wild macaque stone tools reveal their behavioural history.

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Burmese long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis aurea) are one of a limited number of wild animal species to use stone tools, with their tool use focused on pounding shelled marine invertebrates foraged from intertidal habitats. These monkeys exhibit two main styles of tool use: axe hammering of oysters, and pound hammering of unattached encased foods. In this study, we examined macroscopic use-wear patterns on a sample of 60 wild macaque stone tools from Piak Nam Yai Island, Thailand, that...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
PloS one
Volume:
8
Issue:
8
Pages:
e72872
Publication date:
2013-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
URN:
uuid:dd2a929d-81ff-40d5-b3c5-556a1b12836e
Source identifiers:
418860
Local pid:
pubs:418860

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