Mental map in wild chimpanzees: An analysis of hammer transports for nut cracking

  title={Mental map in wild chimpanzees: An analysis of hammer transports for nut cracking},
  author={C. Boesch and H. Boesch},
  • C. Boesch, H. Boesch
  • Published 2006
  • Geography
  • Primates
  • The mental map of wild chimpanzees is analyzed in the context of their transports of clubs and stones used for cracking two species of nuts of different hardness,Coula edulis andPanda oleosa, in the Tai National Park (Ivory Coast). For the harderPanda nuts, they transport the harder hammers, i.e., almost exclusively stones, hammers of greater weight, and the transports are longer than forCoula nuts. The analysis made for the transports forPanda nuts shows that they seem to remember the location… CONTINUE READING
    207 Citations

    Figures and Tables from this paper

    Distribution of potential suitable hammers and transport of hammer tools and nuts by wild capuchin monkeys
    • 104
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Transport of Functionally Appropriate Tools by Capuchin Monkeys (Cebus apella)
    • 8
    Sophisticated Euclidean maps in forest chimpanzees
    • 99
    • PDF
    Distance-decay effect in stone tool transport by wild chimpanzees
    • 15
    • PDF
    Percussive tool use by Taï Western chimpanzees and Fazenda Boa Vista bearded capuchin monkeys: a comparison
    • 48
    • PDF


    Sex differences in the use of natural hammers by wild chimpanzees: A preliminary report
    • 182
    • PDF
    Optimisation of Nut-Cracking With Natural Hammers By Wild Chimpanzees
    • 334
    • PDF
    Multiple classification performance of juvenile chimpanzees, normal children, and retarded children
    • 1
    • Highly Influential
    Concrete Operational Development in Three Cultures
    • 77
    Conservation of Liquid and Solid Quantity by the Chimpanzee
    • 140
    Chimpanzee Spatial Memory Organization
    • 446
    Applied Nonparametric Statistics
    • 4,002
    Optimization of nut cracking with natural hammers by wild chimpan zees
    • 1983
    Cross-cultural tests of Piaget's theory
    • HERON,
    • 1981