Monkeys use stone tools

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At Mysterious Universe, Brett Tingley reports on "Monkeys entering the Stone Age", i.e. a new study confirming that a monkey species in Panama use stone tools as crude hammers to smash coconuts, etc.


The study:
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/06/20/351619

Capuchins were also observed demonstrating the same behavior in Brazil earlier:
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Given the spelling I was hoping for Micky Dolenz And Mike Nesmith
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(2018-07-11, 04:50 AM)malf Wrote: Given the spelling I was hoping for Micky Dolenz And Mike Nesmith

Showing your age, Malf. Wink
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(2018-07-11, 05:04 AM)Kamarling Wrote: Showing your age, Malf. Wink

I'm just a well informed teenager...
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(2018-07-11, 04:09 AM)Ninshub Wrote: At Mysterious Universe, Brett Tingley reports on "Monkeys entering the Stone Age", i.e. a new study confirming that a monkey species in Panama use stone tools as crude hammers to smash coconuts, etc.

Quote:Curiously, though, the behavior was only seen among one particular population of capuchins along a one-mile stretch of shoreline on Panama’s Jicaron Island. It remains unknown why only this group of monkeys has learned this adaptation and why others on the island have not.
Sounds like an interesting test for the 100th-monkey effect (originally described by Dr. Lyall Watson), often referenced nowadays such as by Rupert Sheldrake.
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(2018-07-11, 04:50 AM)malf Wrote: Given the spelling I was hoping for Micky Dolenz And Mike Nesmith
Oops! Too much rock (stone) music.
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(2018-07-11, 04:50 AM)malf Wrote: Given the spelling I was hoping for Micky Dolenz And Mike Nesmith

One monkee using a tool, the other clearly stoned... Big Grin
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