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Use-wear patterns on wild macaque stone tools reveal their behavioural history

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Burmese long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis aurea) are one of a limited number of wild animal species to use stone tools, with their tool use focused on pounding shelled marine invertebrates foraged from intertidal habitats. These monkeys exhibit two main styles of tool use: axe hammering of oysters, and pound hammering of unattached encased foods. In this study, we examined macroscopic use-wear patterns on a sample of 60 wild macaque stone tools from Piak Nam Yai Island, Thailand, that...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0072872

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
8
Pages:
e72872
Publication date:
2013-08-16
Acceptance date:
2013-07-20
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
Pmid:
23977365
Source identifiers:
418860
Language:
English
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2017-03-29

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