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11.07.18

Origin Stories Returns November 15

Origin Stories, Press Release
The Leakey Foundation's award-winning Origin Stories podcast returns for a third season on November 15 with eight all-new audio documentaries about how we became human. In addition, this season will feature archival material from the Foundation's 50-year archive of lectures from brilliant scientists such as Dian Fossey, Mary Leakey, Margaret Mead, and Carl Sagan. The season three trailer is out now.
10.30.18

Grantee Spotlight: Jonathan Reeves

Grantee Spotlight
Jonathan Reeves is a Leakey Foundation grantee from the George Washington University who is studying how the environment shaped our movement over the course of our evolutionary history by looking at the stone tools Pleistocene people carried and discarded.
10.26.18

Grantee Spotlight: Rachel Bynoe

Grantee Spotlight
Rachel Bynoe is a paleolithic archaeologist researching the submerged archaeology of the southern North Sea. She received a Leakey Foundation research grant in 2017 to explore an underwater archaeological site off the coast of Happisburgh, England.
10.24.18

Five Fun Facts About Gibbons

Education
October 24 marks “Internation Gibbon Day,” a day to celebrate gibbons and raise awareness about the threats faced by these endangered primates. In honor of International Gibbon Day, here are are five fun facts about our gibbon cousins and one fact that’s not fun at all. Fact # 1 – Gibbons are “lesser apes” Gibbons are not monkeys.… more »
10.16.18

From the Field: Abigale Koppa, Colorado

From the Field
After returning from her final field season in Amboseli, Abigale Koppa went to work at the Nutritional and Isotopic Ecology Lab (NIEL) at the University of Colorado Boulder to analyze plant samples she collected in Kenya.
10.02.18

Grantee Spotlight: Sofya Dolotovskaya

Grantee Spotlight
Titi monkeys are a textbook example of a “monogamous” primate. They live in apparently perfect families: mother, father, and several offspring. But are these families really that perfect, or do mates cheat on each other? That’s the main question of Leakey Foundation grantee Sofya Dolotovskaya's research project.