New Caledonian crows afford invaluable comparative insights into human cumulative technological culture

Christian Rutz, Gavin R. Hunt

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Abstract

The 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.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere177
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume43
Early online date10 Aug 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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