By M. G. L. Mills, Lex Hes
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At the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is especially interested in the evolutionary foundations of communication and is currently a research professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado, Denver. H. Lyn White Miles is UC Foundation Professor of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and director of Project Chantek, a comparative developmental study of an orangutan learning to use sign language, with special emphasis on understanding the origins of language.
When the hard substrate was removed by placing the tool site outdoors on soft ground, Kanzi again spontaneously devised a tactic not previously shown to him. He placed one large stone on the ground where he planned to throw, then selected a second, smaller stone and threw it repeatedly against the larger stone until a flake of the type he desired was produced. Page 19 (a) Stone hammer and core. 1 Kanzi manufacturing and using a stone tool. 1(b) Striking off a flake. 1(c) Using a flake to cut cord.
Kanzi usually makes flakes only when the tool site is baited with a desirable item; however, such is not inevitably the case. He has, on occasion, produced tools simply when stones were made available and no reward was in sight or expected. Apparently, practice in tool construction is in some cases self-rewarding. Kanzi's stone-chipping accomplishments give reason to believe that early hominids might well have made similar flakes even though there are currently no such tools associated with australopithecines.