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Dr Amanda Tan

Assistant Professor

BSocSci, PhD

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Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology  
Member of the Durham Cultural Evolution Research Centre  

Research interests

  • Technical intelligence: tool use, object manipulation, extractive foraging
  • Social learning
  • Primate archaeology
  • Animal traditions and culture
  • Human-wildlife interactions
  • Evolutionary significance of coastal environments

Research groups


Chapter in book

  • Gumert, M. D., Tan, A. & Malaivijitnond, S. (2019). Long-tailed macaque stone-tool use in intertidal habitats. In Primates in Flooded Habitats. Nowak, K., Barnett, A. A. & Matsuda, I. Cambridge University Press.

Journal Article

Supervision students