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06.20.18

Primates in Peril

Journal Article
Primates are fascinating. They are intelligent, live in complex societies and are a vital part of the ecosystem. Lemurs, lorises, galagos, tarsiers, monkeys, and apes are our closest biological relatives and just like them, humans are also primates. However, while the human population has spread to all corners of the earth, many of our closest relatives are under serious threat.
06.12.18

Grantee Spotlight: Meagan Vakiener

Grantee Spotlight
Meagan Vakiener was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2017 for her project entitled "Weaned age in gorillas using trace element distributions in teeth." She is a PhD candidate at George Washington University. 
06.06.18

Introducing Our Spring 2018 Baldwin Fellows

Grants, The Leakey Foundation, Baldwin Fellows
This spring we awarded a record number of Baldwin Fellowships. The prestigious Franklin Mosher Baldwin Fellowship was established in 1978 to provide scholars from developing countries with the opportunity to receive training abroad in the fields of paleoanthropology and primatology. The spring 2018 Baldwin Fellows include scholars from Ethiopia, India, Iran, South Africa, and Tanzania.
05.29.18

Grantee Spotlight: Emma Finestone

Grantee Spotlight
Emma Finestone is a PhD candidate from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2017 cycle for her project entitled "Examining the Oldowan through time on the Homa Peninsula."
05.15.18

From the Field: Rachel Perlman, Ethiopia

From the Field
Rachel Perlman was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2016 cycle  for her project entitled “The energetics of male reproductive strategies in geladas (Theropithecus gelada).”  Here she updates us on her field work in Ethiopia. 
05.15.18

The Origins of Us

Guest Post
The question of where we humans come from is one many people ask, and the answer is getting more complicated as new evidence is emerging all the time.