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The Tool Repertoire of Bossou Chimpanzees

Humle, Tatyana (2011) The Tool Repertoire of Bossou Chimpanzees. In: Matsuzawa, Tetsuro and Humle, Tatyana and Sugiyama, Yukimaru, eds. Chimpanzees of Bossou and Nimba. Primatology Monographs . Springer Verlag, pp. 61-71. ISBN 978-4-431-53920-9. E-ISBN 978-4-431-53921-6. (doi:10.1007/978-4-431-53921-6_7) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Chimpanzees in the wild make and use a diverse and rich kit of tools and, with the exception of humans, they are the only living primates to habitually or customarily use and make tools during their daily activities. Tool-use behavior in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) has been observed at all field sites where chimpanzees have been studied. The Bossou chimpanzees (P. t. verus) display a large repertoire of tool-using behaviors, some of which are unique to this community. This chapter aims to present globally the diversity of tool-use behaviors of the Bossou chimpanzees, highlighting their age-class, sex, and temporal distribution, the diversity of domains in which they are observed, and patterns of hand use during tool manipulation. We also briefly discuss the relevance of tool use among Bossou chimpanzees to understanding innovation and cultural evolution in chimpanzees. Because each community of chimpanzees has a unique material cultural repertoire within the feeding, social, and hygiene domains, we also describe how the tool-use repertoire of the Bossou community differs from that recorded in other communities.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-4-431-53921-6_7
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH541 Ecology
S Agriculture > SF Animal husbandry
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Biological Anthropology
Depositing User: Tatyana Humle
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2014 09:28 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:03 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/39022 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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