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Vol. 78, No. 4, 2007
Issue release date: August 2007
Section title: Original Article
Folia Primatol 2007;78:240–244
(DOI:10.1159/000102319)

Etho-Archaeology of Manual Laterality: Well Digging by Wild Chimpanzees

McGrew W.C. · Marchant L.F. · Hunt K.D.
aLeverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; bDepartment of Anthropology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and cDepartment of Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., USA

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Abstract of Original Article

Received: 9/20/2006
Accepted: 1/14/2007
Published online: 5/14/2007

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0015-5713 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9980 (Online)

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Abstract

We present the first indirect test of manually lateralized behaviour in non-human primates, based on wells dug for drinking water by wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii). Apes at Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve, in Uganda, dig bimanually in sandy riverbeds, leaving behind paired piles of excavated sand. The volumes of left- versus right-side piles do not differ, suggesting a lack of behavioural laterality, but this needs to be verified by further, direct observational data.


  

Author Contacts

W.C. McGrew, Department of Biological Anthropology
Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies
University of Cambridge, Henry Wellcome Building
Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge CB2 1QH (UK)
Tel. +44 1223 764 706, Fax +44 1223 335 460
E-Mail wcm21@cam.ac.uk

  

Article Information

Received: September 20, 2006
Accepted after revision: January 14, 2007
Published online: May 14, 2007
Number of Print Pages : 5
Number of Figures : 1, Number of Tables : 0, Number of References : 20

  

Publication Details

Folia Primatologica (International Journal of PrimatologyInternationale Zeitschrift für PrimatologieJournal international de Primatologie)

Vol. 78, No. 4, Year 2007 (Cover Date: August 2007)

Journal Editor: Crompton, R.H. (Liverpool)
ISSN: 0015–5713 (print), 1421–9980 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/FPR


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Article

Received: 9/20/2006
Accepted: 1/14/2007
Published online: 5/14/2007

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0015-5713 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9980 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/FPR


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