In Labs, Organ Grinders Take Up Tools

See allHide authors and affiliations

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

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution


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.