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In Labs, Organ Grinders Take Up Tools

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Science  25 Jun 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5423, pp. 2075
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5423.2075

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Decades ago, it was tool use that was said to mark the divide between humans and other primates--but then chimpanzees and other apes were spotted using tools. Now even the capuchin monkey, the organ grinder's accompanist, turns out to be adept at turning sticks into digging implements and leaves into containers.

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