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dc.contributor.authorRutz, Christian
dc.contributor.authorHunt, Gavin R.
dc.identifier.citationRutz , C & Hunt , G R 2020 , ' New Caledonian crows afford invaluable comparative insights into human cumulative technological culture ' , Behavioral and Brain Sciences , vol. 43 , e177 .
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dc.description.abstractThe New Caledonian crow may be the only non-primate species exhibiting cumulative technological culture. Its foraging tools show clear signs of diversification and progressive refinement, and it seems likely that at least some tool-related information is passed across generations via social learning. Here, we explain how these remarkable birds can help us uncover the basic biological processes driving technological progress.
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dc.subjectH Social Sciencesen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.subjectT Technologyen
dc.titleNew Caledonian crows afford invaluable comparative insights into human cumulative technological cultureen
dc.typeJournal itemen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Biological Diversityen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolutionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Biologyen
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