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Data from: Analysis of wild macaque stone tools used to crack oil palm nuts

Proffitt, Tomos; Luncz, V. Lydia; Malaivijitnond, Suchinda; Gumert, Michael; Svensson, Magdalena S.; Haslam, Micahel;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2018
  • Publisher: Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
  • Country: Netherlands
The discovery of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) nut-cracking by wild long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) is significant for the study of non-human primate and hominin percussive behaviour. Up until now, only West African chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) and modern human populations were known to use stone hammers to crack open this particular hard-shelled palm nut. The addition of non-habituated, wild macaques increases our comparative dataset of primate lithic percussive behaviour focused on this one plant species. Here we present an initial description of hammerstones used by macaques to crack oil palm nuts, recovered from active nut-cracking locations...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: Life sciences, medicine and health care, archaeology, Primate Archaeology, Macaca fascicularis, human evolution, Use Wear, Percussive Technology, Life sciences, medicine and health care, Medicine
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