Amanda Tan

Postdoctoral Fellow

I am a primatologist studying recently rediscovered populations of macaques (Macaca fascicularis) on islands in southern Thailand that use stone tools to exploit shellfish in intertidal environments. This behavioral idiosyncrasy raises the possibility of a new monkey model system for testing numerous hypotheses in paleoanthropology, particularly those related to the adaptive advantages of stone tool use and adaptive significance of coastal habitats during human evolution. As a postdoc, I aim to integrate behavioral fieldwork with stable isotope analyses to discern the potential nutritional advantages of tool-mediated shellfish consumption. 

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