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04.05.17

Grantee Spotlight: Meike Zemihn

Grantee Spotlight
Language is one of the prime facets of human nature and distinguishes us from other species. Nevertheless, its evolutionary origins are still largely unknown. What makes human language unique and why are we the only species that has it? Meike Zemihn is a Leakey Foundation grantee who is working to trace the origins of language.
03.21.17

Grantee Spotlight: Ron Shimelmitz

Grantee Spotlight
Ron Shimelmitz is a research fellow at the Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa. He was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant during our summer 2016 cycle for his project entitled "New excavations at Skhul Cave, Mount Carmel, Israel."
03.07.17

Grantee Spotlight: Liza Moscovice

Grantee Spotlight
Liza Moscovice was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2016 cycle for her project entitled "Explaining patterns of within and between-group cooperation among LuiKotale bonobos."
02.28.17

Grantee Spotlight: Thierry Smith

Grantee Spotlight
Thierry Smith is a research team leader at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels, Belgium. He was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant during our fall 2016 cycle for his project entitled “Diversity and relationships of earliest Euprimates from Tadkeshwar Mine, India.”
02.21.17

Grantee Spotlight: Emma Mbua

Grantee Spotlight
Emma Mbua is a Kenyan paleoanthropologist who has been working at Kantis Fossil Site (KFS), a paleontological site on the outskirts of Nairobi in Kenya which has been dated to 3.5 million years old.
02.14.17

Grantee Spotlight: Piotr Fedurek

Grantee Spotlight
Piotr Fedurek is a PhD candidate from the University of Roehampton. He was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2016 cycle for his project entitled "The effect of social integration on physiological stress levels in a small-scale society."
02.07.17

Grantee Spotlight: Hilary Duke

Grantee Spotlight
Hilary Duke is a PhD candidate from Stony Brook University. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2016 cycle for her project entitled "Taking shape: Investigating the earliest Acheulean at Kokiselei, Kenya (1.8-1.76Ma)."
01.03.17

Grantee Spotlight: Marie-Hélène Moncel

Grantee Spotlight
Marie-Hélène Moncel is a director of research at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, France. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant during our spring 2016 cycle for her project entitled "Early evidence of Acheulean bifacial technology in Europe. New fieldwork at Notarchirico (Italy)."
12.29.16

Grantee Spotlight: Rachna Reddy

Grantee Spotlight
Rachna Reddy is a PhD candidate from the University of Michigan. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant during our spring 2016 cycle for her project entitled "The development of male reproductive strategies in wild chimpanzees."
12.15.16

Grantee Spotlight: Rachel Perlman

Grantee Spotlight
Rachel Perlman is a PhD candidate from Stony Brook University. She 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)."