Macaques

  • WorldSimilarities found between the tools of ancient people and macaques 1

    Similarities found between the tools of ancient people and macaques

    (ORDO NEWS) — Anthropologists at the Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology of the Max Planck Society (Germany) have found that tool making is not unique to humans and their ancestors. An article describes the use of stone tools by crabeater macaques to crack hard-shelled nuts. The discovery challenges the notion that deliberately crafted stone flakes and sharp-edged flakes are the primary evidence for the emergence of technology in the history of…

  • WorldMacaques from Thailand forged Olduvai artifacts 1

    Macaques from Thailand “forged” Olduvai artifacts

    (ORDO NEWS) — In places where crabeater macaques pricked oil palm fruit with stones, scientists have collected more than 1,100 artifacts. In addition to chippers and anvils, the researchers found 219 randomly made chips. Comparing them with artifacts about 3.3-1.5 million years old from African sites, archaeologists have concluded that sometimes they do not differ from flakes and chips made by hominins in the pre-Olduvian and Olduvai eras. One of…

  • News HeadlinesIn India discovered a hidden species of macaques formed due to geographic isolation

    In India, discovered a hidden species of macaques, formed due to geographic isolation

    (ORDO NEWS) — In India, a new species of macaque has been identified in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. An article about this is published in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Macaques are a genus of primates in the marmoset family. Its representatives live in vast areas of Asia and Africa, and in terms of prevalence among primates, they are second only to humans. In total, more than 20 species of…

  • News HeadlinesMacaques can sense their own heart rate

    Macaques can sense their own heart rate

    (ORDO NEWS) — This is the first confirmation of interoceptive perception in non-human primates, making them suitable models for studying depression, anxiety and other mental disorders. People always listen to their own hearts. We feel how quickly it beats when we meet with danger , and, conversely, we get scared ourselves, noticing that the heart suddenly began to beat too hard. Scientists from the National Primate Research Center in California…