22 min

Monkeys Get Creative Origin Stories

    • Natural Sciences

Producer and scientist Kevin McLean travels to an island off the coast of Panama where researchers have found an isolated group of monkeys with a creative approach to surviving in a challenging environment.
Links
These tiny monkeys have entered their Stone Age with a bang
First report of habitual stone tool use by Cebus monkeys
Habitual Stone-Tool Aided Extractive Foraging in White-Faced Capuchins, Cebus Capucinus
Video of capuchins using tools
Research presentation on social learning by Leakey Foundation grantee Brendan Barrett
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Department for the Ecology of Animal Societies
Claudio Montezo Moreno's biodiversity research website
Send us your questions!
Have a question about human evolution? Something you've always wondered about? We will find a scientist to answer it on a special episode of Origin Stories!
There are three ways to submit your question:
Leave a voicemail at (707) 788-8582 Visit speakpipe.com/originstories and leave a message Record a voice memo on your phone and email it to us at originstories@leakeyfoundation.org The Leakey Foundation
Origin Stories is a project of The Leakey Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding human origins research and outreach.
All donations to support the podcast will be quadruple-matched thanks to Jeanne Newman and the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation. Visit leakeyfoundation.org/donate and use the notes field to let us know your donation is in support of Origin Stories.
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Lunch Break Science is The Leakey Foundation's web series featuring short talks and interviews with Leakey Foundation grantees. Episodes stream live on the first and third Thursdays of every month. Sign up for event reminders and watch past episodes at leakeyfoundation.org/live

Producer and scientist Kevin McLean travels to an island off the coast of Panama where researchers have found an isolated group of monkeys with a creative approach to surviving in a challenging environment.
Links
These tiny monkeys have entered their Stone Age with a bang
First report of habitual stone tool use by Cebus monkeys
Habitual Stone-Tool Aided Extractive Foraging in White-Faced Capuchins, Cebus Capucinus
Video of capuchins using tools
Research presentation on social learning by Leakey Foundation grantee Brendan Barrett
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Department for the Ecology of Animal Societies
Claudio Montezo Moreno's biodiversity research website
Send us your questions!
Have a question about human evolution? Something you've always wondered about? We will find a scientist to answer it on a special episode of Origin Stories!
There are three ways to submit your question:
Leave a voicemail at (707) 788-8582 Visit speakpipe.com/originstories and leave a message Record a voice memo on your phone and email it to us at originstories@leakeyfoundation.org The Leakey Foundation
Origin Stories is a project of The Leakey Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding human origins research and outreach.
All donations to support the podcast will be quadruple-matched thanks to Jeanne Newman and the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation. Visit leakeyfoundation.org/donate and use the notes field to let us know your donation is in support of Origin Stories.
Lunch Break Science
Lunch Break Science is The Leakey Foundation's web series featuring short talks and interviews with Leakey Foundation grantees. Episodes stream live on the first and third Thursdays of every month. Sign up for event reminders and watch past episodes at leakeyfoundation.org/live

22 min