This video says about itself:
19 October 2016
Stone flakes made by capuchin monkeys look remarkably similar to stone tools made by early humans 2-3 million years ago, raising questions about the archaeological record.
Another video from the USA used to say about itself:
9 January 2009
Illustrates planning behaviour, the understanding that tools having different properties are useful for different applications, and even rudimentary bartering ability!
From the BBC:
Monkeys’ stone percussion studied
Research in Brazil has produced fresh evidence that primates may have something approaching human “culture”.
A scientist has observed capuchin monkeys banging stones together, apparently as a signalling device to ward off potential predators.
The researcher says the animals appear to be learning this skill from each other – and even teaching incomers to the group how it should be done.
The research is reported in the scientific journal Folia Primatologica.
The use of stone technology in foraging for food is well known in non-human primates; monkeys will use rocks to crack open nuts.
But this may be the first time they have been seen using stones to create a noise to keep predators away, and warn one another of potential danger.
Fast Fact Attack: Endangered Species No. 79 – The Ka’apor Capuchin Monkey: here.
Mantled howler monkeys: here.
Homosexuality among Sichuan golden monkeys: here.
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