Program No.17-001 (Joint Research)
An ethno-historical study on forest transition in chimpanzee habitat at
By Yamakoshi, Gen
Period of visit: 26th April 2005 - 18th May 2005.
Adriaan Kortlandt,Dr. Roger Roy,Dr. Frederic Joulian,Dr. Liesbeth
I visited Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle for the purpose of
seeing Dr. Roy, a specialist of Nimba insects, who has taken part of whole
research activities by MNHN from 1940s. He confirmed the existence of old
photographs and commented on its importance. I visited Dr. Frederic
Joulian of l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Marseille,
France, who is the leading French field researcher on wild chimpanzees. We
discussed the possibility of broad comparative studies among sites in Rep.
Guinea. I then visited the private house of Dr. Kortlandt in order to ask
him permission for using materials of two University of Amsterdam
scientific missions for Guinean chimpanzees in 1960s. He also gave me many
valuable comments on the ecological situation of Bossou area in 1960s. For
confirming the materials, I went to Leiden Natural History Museum. With
helps from researchers of Utrecht University, I finally saw the
well-organized research materials; photographs, 16mm films, and index
documents in the museum.
l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Marseille, France
Leiden Natural History Museum