New evidence on the tool-assisted hunting exhibited by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) in a savannah habitat at Fongoli, Sénégal

@inproceedings{Pruetz2015NewEO,
  title={New evidence on the tool-assisted hunting exhibited by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) in a savannah habitat at Fongoli, S{\'e}n{\'e}gal},
  author={Jill D Pruetz and Paco Bertolani and Kelly Boyer Ontl and Stacy Lindshield and Mack C. Shelley and Erin G. Wessling},
  booktitle={Royal Society open science},
  year={2015}
}
For anthropologists, meat eating by primates like chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) warrants examination given the emphasis on hunting in human evolutionary history. As referential models, apes provide insight into the evolution of hominin hunting, given their phylogenetic relatedness and challenges reconstructing extinct hominin behaviour from palaeoanthropological evidence. Among chimpanzees, adult males are usually the main hunters, capturing vertebrate prey by hand. Savannah chimpanzees (P. t… CONTINUE READING
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