Department of Anthropology Co-Sponsored Colloquium
"The Natural History of Tool Use in Wild Bearded Capuchin Monkeys" by Dr. Dorothy Fragaszy, Dept of Psychology, University of Georgia
Monday, October 18, 2021
Humans have used tools since the dawn of our species. Evidence is accumulating that extinct hominins also used stones as tools, apparently in ways similar to how a few species of primates in South America, Africa, and Asia use them: as hammers to open encased foods....Comparing tool use in nonhuman primates and humans leads to ideas about the attributes of humans that have led us to differ so dramatically from other primates in technical prowess and technical traditions.