Capuchin monkeys have a 3,000-year archaeological record

(arstechnica.com)

Bearded capuchin monkeys are more versatile tool-users than chimpanzees. They select rocks of the right sizes and shapes for a variety of tasks, from digging to cracking open a range of nuts and seeds (each has its own size and weight specifications for the perfect cracking tool).

This is downright fascinating. It would be interesting if, in a few thousand years, we find another species becoming intelligent in a manner similar to Homo sapiens. What will we do if there’s another intelligent species that is evolving before our eyes? Will we choose to leave the planet to let them evolve? 🤔