Tool use has undoubtedly been important in the evolution of our species and percussive tool use is the first type of tool use visible in the archaeological record 7 . Tool use in animals collates these and many more contributions by leading scholars in psychology biology and anthropology along with supplementary online materials into a comprehensive assessment of the cognitive abilities and environmental forces shaping these behaviours in taxa as distantly related as primates and corvids provided by . Cognition and ecology animal behaviour on deepdyve the largest online rental service for scholarly research with thousands of academic publications available at your fingertips for over three decades the go to book for those working on animal tool use has been animal tool behaviour by benjamin beck 1980 . Tool use in animals cognition and ecology the last decade has witnessed remarkable discoveries and advances in our under standingofthetool usingbehaviorofanimals . While examples of primate tool use have been well documented since jane goodalls reports of the gombe chimps tool workshops a number of other animals have been found to use tools in a complex manner including different species of birds eg crows and finches
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