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05.14.24

New study finds bonobos are more aggressive than previously thought

Journal Article
Reading Time: 3 minutes Chimpanzees and bonobos are often thought to reflect two different sides of human nature—the conflict-ready chimpanzee versus the peaceful bonobo—but a new Leakey Foundation-supported study  shows that, within their own communities, male bonobos are more frequently aggressive than male chimpanzees.
04.03.24

Raymond Dart’s 1973 Lecture, “The Discovery of Australopithecus and Its Implications”

Video, Guest Post, From the Archive
Reading Time: 7 minutes Raymond Arthur Dart (1893-1988) announced, described, and named the first discovery of an Australopithecine in the February 7, 1925 issue of Nature. The now iconic specimen consisted of a partial fossilized face, jaw, and cast of the interior of the braincase of a young child from Taung, which Dart assigned to a new genus and species called Australopithecus africanus.
03.20.24

Humans and plants go way back

Education
The Leakey Foundation and American Association for Biological Anthropologists’ Education Committee are collaborating on outreach at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County on March 20, 2024 from 9:30 am–3 pm as part of the museum’s Spring into Nature program, which celebrates plant stories. Check out these resources! Learn about seed dispersal by animals, including primates!… more »
03.05.24

Grantee Spotlight: Amy E. Clark

Grantee Spotlight
Amy Clark is an archaeologist whose field research is focused on the Middle Stone Age in Morocco. She received a Leakey Foundation grant in 2020, for archaeological excavations at Jorf el Hamam in southwest Morocco.
02.21.24

Let’s talk about evolution

The Leakey Foundation
Are you fascinated with human origins and interested in meeting others who share your curiosity? Join the Evolution Exchange on February 27 for a lively virtual discussion group exploring the evolution of childhood and the human family.