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The origin of secondary tools

Jean Kitahara-Frisch

in The Use of Tools by Human and Non-human Primates

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522638
eISBN:
9780191688652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522638.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Tool-using and tool-making were long thought to be s behaviour characteristic of humans. However, many primate species are now known to use objects as tools. Chimpanzees, in particular, have been ... More


Diversity of tool use and tool-making in wild chimpanzees

Christophe Boesch and Hedwige Boesch

in The Use of Tools by Human and Non-human Primates

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522638
eISBN:
9780191688652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522638.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Genetic aspects are important for explaining why primates use tools more frequently and for more tasks than any other zoological order. However, the importance of non-genetic factors is best revealed ... More


Local variation of tools and tool use among wild chimpanzee populations

Yukimaru Sugiyama

in The Use of Tools by Human and Non-human Primates

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522638
eISBN:
9780191688652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522638.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The most distinctive cultural behaviour of the wild chimpanzee is tool use and tool-making behaviour. Tools can be extensively examined in the field as well as in the laboratory because the tool is ... More


A framework for analysing prehistoric stone tool manufacture and a tentative application to some early stone industries

Jacques Pelegrin

in The Use of Tools by Human and Non-human Primates

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522638
eISBN:
9780191688652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522638.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Compared with other raw materials used by prehistoric people, stone has rather unusual properties. The conchoidal fracture, or ‘fragile rupture’, of stone is difficult to model and proves to be ... More


Understanding how things work

Richard Byrne

in The Thinking Ape: Evolutionary Origins of Intelligence

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522652
eISBN:
9780191688676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522652.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

An understanding of mechanical function, of cause and effect between physical events, is called in everyday language ‘understanding how things work’. This can include knowledge of object properties, ... More


Slave Labor

Leland Donald

in Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores slave labor and its ramifications for the various societies in the Northwest Coast. It describes the tasks performed by slaves, and explains the traditional assessments of the ... More


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