Archives for tool use

07.11.18

First Report of Habitual Stone Tool Use by Cebus Monkeys

Journal Article
White-faced capuchin monkeys in Panama’s Coiba National Park habitually use hammer-and-anvil stones to break hermit crab shells, snail shells, coconuts and other food items, according to research conducted by Leakey Foundation grantees. This is the first report of habitual stone-tool use by Cebus monkeys.
07.10.18

Grantee Spotlight: Stephanie Musgrave

Grantee Spotlight
Stephanie Musgrave, Department of Anthropology, Washington University in Saint Louis, was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2016 cycle for her project entitled "Ontogeny of complex tool use among Goualougo Triangle chimpanzees." 
06.17.15

Journal Article: There Is More than One Way to Crack an Oyster: Identifying Variation in Burmese Long-Tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis aurea) Stone-Tool Use

Journal Article
Amanda Tan is a PhD candidate at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant in the spring of 2013. Here is a summary of her team’s recent paper in PLOS ONE. Researchers Catalog Variation in Stone-Tool Use by Burmese Long-Tailed Macaques Burmese long-tailed macaques living on islands in southern Thailand use 17 different action patternsmore »