Chimpanzee nest distribution and site reuse in a dry habitat: implications for early hominin ranging.

  title={Chimpanzee nest distribution and site reuse in a dry habitat: implications for early hominin ranging.},
  author={R. Adriana Hernandez-Aguilar},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  volume={57 4},
This paper reports on a 20-month study of chimpanzee nesting patterns in Issa, Ugalla, western Tanzania. Ugalla is one of the driest, most open, and seasonal habitats where chimpanzees are found. The methods used were ethoarchaeological, as the chimpanzees were not habituated and behavioural observations were rare. Systematic data on the spatial and temporal distribution of nests are presented. Places with no nests at the beginning of the study, despite being suitable for nesting, were used as… CONTINUE READING


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