Basis for Cumulative Cultural Evolution in Chimpanzees: Social Learning of a More Efficient Tool-Use Technique

@inproceedings{Yamamoto2013BasisFC,
  title={Basis for Cumulative Cultural Evolution in Chimpanzees: Social Learning of a More Efficient Tool-Use Technique},
  author={Shinya Yamamoto and Tatyana Humle and Masayuki Tanaka},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND The evidence for culture in non-human animals has been growing incrementally over the past two decades. However, the ability for cumulative cultural evolution, with successive generations building on earlier achievements, in non-human animals remains debated. Faithful social learning of incremental improvements in technique is considered to be a defining feature of human culture, differentiating human from non-human cultures. This study presents the first experimental evidence for… CONTINUE READING
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