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June 30, 2019 - IFL Science

Some Monkeys Entered The Stone Age More Than 3,000 Years Ago

Some Monkeys Entered The Stone Age More Than 3,000 Years Ago
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Brazilian tool-using monkeys have not just been engaging in the practice for far longer than we realized, they've also changed the way they use stone tools over time, going through recognizably different styles over thousands of years.

Three years ago it was announced capuchin monkeys were using stone tools and had been for some time. Last year the same thing was reported with a different monkey species, this time showing signs of it being a recent development, adopted by a small population of white-faced capuchin monkeys in Panama.

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