W C McGrew

Summary

Affiliation: University of Cambridge
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Etho-archaeology of manual laterality: well digging by wild chimpanzees
    W C McGrew
    Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Folia Primatol (Basel) 78:240-4. 2007
  2. pmc In search of the last common ancestor: new findings on wild chimpanzees
    W C McGrew
    Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1QH, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:3267-76. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Standardised protocol for primate faecal analysis
    William C McGrew
    Department of Biological Anthropology, Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, UK
    Primates 50:363-6. 2009
  4. pmc Savanna chimpanzees dig for food
    W C McGrew
    Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1QH, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:19167-8. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Living archaeology: artefacts of specific nest site fidelity in wild chimpanzees
    F A Stewart
    Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge, The Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge CB2 1QH, United Kingdom
    J Hum Evol 61:388-95. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Bipedality in chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) and bonobo (Pan paniscus): testing hypotheses on the evolution of bipedalism
    Elaine N Videan
    Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 118:184-90. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Ant fishing by wild chimpanzees is not lateralised
    L F Marchant
    Department of Anthropology, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056, USA
    Primates 48:22-6. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Survey of savanna chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) in Southeastern Sénégal
    J D Pruetz
    Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA
    Am J Primatol 58:35-43. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Genotyping aids field study of unhabituated wild chimpanzees
    W C McGrew
    Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA
    Am J Primatol 63:87-93. 2004
  10. doi request reprint The nature of culture: technological variation in chimpanzee predation on army ants revisited
    Caspar Schoning
    Institute of Biology, Department of Population Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark
    J Hum Evol 55:48-59. 2008

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Publications16

  1. ncbi request reprint Etho-archaeology of manual laterality: well digging by wild chimpanzees
    W C McGrew
    Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Folia Primatol (Basel) 78:240-4. 2007
    ..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...
  2. pmc In search of the last common ancestor: new findings on wild chimpanzees
    W C McGrew
    Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1QH, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:3267-76. 2010
    ..g. extractive foraging) or nuanced (e.g. courtship) cross-populational variation. These findings allow us to distinguish between retained, primitive traits of the LCA versus derived ones in the human lineage...
  3. doi request reprint Standardised protocol for primate faecal analysis
    William C McGrew
    Department of Biological Anthropology, Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, UK
    Primates 50:363-6. 2009
    ..As the problems of habituation become more obvious, the application of such indirect methods may increase in usefulness...
  4. pmc Savanna chimpanzees dig for food
    W C McGrew
    Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1QH, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:19167-8. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Living archaeology: artefacts of specific nest site fidelity in wild chimpanzees
    F A Stewart
    Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge, The Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge CB2 1QH, United Kingdom
    J Hum Evol 61:388-95. 2011
    ..Environmental modification through construction behaviour may have influenced both chimpanzee and early hominin ranging, and thus leaves behind recognisable patterns of artefact deposition across the landscape...
  6. ncbi request reprint Bipedality in chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) and bonobo (Pan paniscus): testing hypotheses on the evolution of bipedalism
    Elaine N Videan
    Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 118:184-90. 2002
    ..These experimental manipulations provided support for carrying of portable objects and foraging on elevated food-items as plausible mechanisms that shaped bipedalism in hominids...
  7. ncbi request reprint Ant fishing by wild chimpanzees is not lateralised
    L F Marchant
    Department of Anthropology, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056, USA
    Primates 48:22-6. 2007
    ..The evolutionary transition from arboreality to terrestriality may have been a key enabler for the origins of human laterality...
  8. ncbi request reprint Survey of savanna chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) in Southeastern Sénégal
    J D Pruetz
    Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA
    Am J Primatol 58:35-43. 2002
    ..We sought to replicate the standards set by the SAPP project, except when technological innovations allowed improvement in data collection procedures (e.g., the global positioning system (GPS))...
  9. ncbi request reprint Genotyping aids field study of unhabituated wild chimpanzees
    W C McGrew
    Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA
    Am J Primatol 63:87-93. 2004
    ..We tested this premise on an unhabituated wild population of western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) at Mont Assirik, Senegal. Genotyping yielded information on kinship, group size, party size and composition, sex ratio, and ranging...
  10. doi request reprint The nature of culture: technological variation in chimpanzee predation on army ants revisited
    Caspar Schoning
    Institute of Biology, Department of Population Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark
    J Hum Evol 55:48-59. 2008
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  11. doi request reprint Chimpanzees as fauna: comparisons of sympatric large mammals across long-term study sites
    Samantha M Russak
    Departments of Anthropology and Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA
    Am J Primatol 70:402-9. 2008
    ..As chimpanzees are often behavioral models for extinct hominins, these living faunal assemblages have implications for paleo-ecological reconstructions of ancestral habitats...
  12. ncbi request reprint Arboreal nesting as anti-predator adaptation by savanna chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) in southeastern Senegal
    J D Pruetz
    Department of Anthropology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011, USA
    Am J Primatol 70:393-401. 2008
    ..However, Fongoli chimpanzees regularly build arboreal nests for sleeping, even under minimal predation pressure, and this requires explanation...
  13. ncbi request reprint Primatology: advanced ape technology
    W C McGrew
    Departments of Anthropology and Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA
    Curr Biol 14:R1046-7. 2004
    ..They make tools of vegetation to harvest termites as in East and West Africa, but some apes in Central Africa show different techniques and tool sets geared for different tasks...
  14. ncbi request reprint Chimpanzees use tools to harvest social insects at Fongoli, Senegal
    W C McGrew
    Department of Anthropology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA
    Folia Primatol (Basel) 76:222-6. 2005
    ..Based on the principle that form reflects function, we predict that ant dipping when seen will prove to be the two-handed technique...
  15. ncbi request reprint Hand preferences in captive orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus)
    Robert C O'Malley
    Department of Anthropology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Primates 47:279-83. 2006
    ..The emergence of manual lateralization in orangutans may relate to more complex manipulative tasks. We hypothesize that more challenging manual tasks elicit stronger hand preferences...
  16. ncbi request reprint Bilateral asymmetry in the limb bones of the chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
    L A Sarringhaus
    Department of Anthropology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 128:840-5. 2005
    ..These findings imply behavioral laterality in upper limb function in chimpanzees, and suggest a complementary relationship between precision and power...