Man the Tool Maker

  title={Man the Tool Maker},
  author={Kenneth Page Oakley},
The Culinary Origins of Human Occupation: Part 1 (Motor and Process Skills)
While occupation is increasingly recognized as a biologically determined trait of Homo sapiens, current understanding of human occupation rests primarily on observations of contemporary human beings,
Complex tool sets for honey extraction among chimpanzees in Loango National Park, Gabon.
A sequential analysis reveals a higher level of complexity in honey extraction than previously proposed for nut cracking or hunting tools, and compares with some technologies attributed to early hominins from the Early and Middle Stone Age.
Human–like, population–level specialization in the manufacture of pandanus tools by New Caledonian crows Corvus moneduloides
  • G. Hunt
  • Biology, Medicine
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences
  • 2000
New evidence of human-like specialization in crows' manufacture of hook tools from pandanus leaves is found: functional lateralization or ‘handedness’ and the shaping of these tools to a rule system, the first demonstration that a population bias for handedness in tool-making and the shape of tools to rule systems are not concomitant with symbolic thought and language.
The Representation of Tool Use in Humans and Monkeys: Common and Uniquely Human Features
While the observation of a grasping hand activated similar regions in humans and monkeys, an additional specific sector of IPL devoted to tool use has evolved in Homo sapiens, although tool-specific neurons might reside in the monkey grasping regions.
Beyond Tools and Function: The Selection of Materials and the Ontology of Hunter-Gatherers. Ethnographic Evidences and Implications for Palaeolithic Archaeology
In this paper we discuss the universal selection of exceptional materials for tool making in prehistory. The interpretation suggested in the literature for these non-standard materials is usually
Feminist Critiques and the Modification and Persistence of Popular Androcentric Images of Early Hominin Biosocial Evolution
A feminist critical gaze in analyses of images in popular media found that a patriarchal gaze in androcentric visual reconstructions of early biosocial hominin evolution persists despite some recent
Dark, Beyond Deep: A Paradigm Shift to Cognitive AI with Humanlike Common Sense
It is argued that the next generation of AI must embrace "dark" humanlike common sense for solving novel tasks, and is demonstrated how to observe and apply FPICU with little training data to solve a wide range of challenging tasks, including tool use, planning, utility inference, and social learning.
Do wild raccoons (Procyon lotor) use tools?
Limited tactile exploration, but not tool availability, could be at least one factor that reduces these raccoons’ opportunities to interact with and learn about novel tools like sticks.