Naïve, unenculturated chimpanzees fail to make and use flaked stone tools

@article{Bandini2021NaveUC,
  title={Na{\"i}ve, unenculturated chimpanzees fail to make and use flaked stone tools},
  author={Elisa Bandini and Alba Motes-Rodrigo and William R. Archer and Tanya C. Minchin and Helene Axelsen and Raquel Adriana Hernandez-Aguilar and Shannon P. McPherron and Claudio Tennie},
  journal={Open Research Europe},
  year={2021}
}
Background: Despite substantial research on early hominin lithic technologies, the learning mechanisms underlying flake manufacture and use are contested. To draw phylogenetic inferences on the potential cognitive processes underlying the acquisition of both of these abilities in early hominins, we investigated if and how one of our closest living relatives, chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), could learn to make and use flakes. Methods: Across several experimental conditions, we tested eleven task… Expand
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Naïve, unenculturated chimpanzees fail to make and use flaked stone tools
Background: Despite substantial research on early hominin lithic technologies, the learning mechanisms underlying flake manufacture and use are contested. To draw phylogenetic inferences on theExpand
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