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Grasping in primates: for feeding, moving and human specificities (Saisir chez les primates: se nourrir, se deplacer et les specificities humanines)

Pouydebat, E, Fragaszy, Dorothy M., Kivell, Tracy L. (2014) Grasping in primates: for feeding, moving and human specificities (Saisir chez les primates: se nourrir, se deplacer et les specificities humanines). Bulletins et Mémoires de la Société d'Anthropologie de Paris, 26 (3-4). pp. 129-133. ISSN 0037-8984. (doi:10.1007/s13219-014-0100-7) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:43772)

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Abstract

For a long time, humans (genus Homo) were

manual grasping. However, grasping is widespread

a wide range of morphological, dietary and locomotor variation.

questions: is the origin and evolution of grasping in primates

or primarily with locomotor behaviour? Are there grasping

The main purpose of this paper is to present a short overview

show that grasping strategies vary across species, depending

that non-human primates can control individual digits,

the challenges that arise in distinguishing anatomical

hominin tool-makers.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s13219-014-0100-7
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Biological Anthropology
Depositing User: Tracy Kivell
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2014 08:50 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2020 04:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43772 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kivell, Tracy L.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5087-0897
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