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July 04, 2018 - Fortune

Panama Monkeys Have Begun Using Rocks as Tools, Beginning Their Own Stone Age

Panama Monkeys Have Begun Using Rocks as Tools, Beginning Their Own Stone Age
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A few million years ago, our human ancestors began picking up rocks and using them as tools, marking the beginning of the Stone Age.

Now a group of monkeys in Panama may have entered a Stone Age of their own, after being observed using rocks smash open nuts, shellfish, and other objects, according to a report in New Scientist.

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