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10.20.17

Video: Isaiah Nengo

Speaker Series, Video
On October 12, 2017, The Leakey Foundation in partnership with the Chicago Council of Science and Technology (C2ST) presented “Alesi: The Life, Death, and Discovery of an Ancestor” with speaker Isaiah Nengo. The recent discovery of a 13 million-year-old fossil infant ape skull has offered a rare glimpse of what the common ancestor of all living apes and humans may have looked like. The fossil, nicknamed… more »
10.19.17

Grantee Spotlight: Joel Bray

Grantee Spotlight
Joel Bray is a PhD candidate from Arizona State University. He was awarded a Leakey Foundation Grant to study the role of development and early social experiences in male chimpanzee social behavior.
10.12.17

Grantee Spotlight: Laura Abondano

Grantee Spotlight
We are excited to begin sharing the work of our spring 2017 grantees! Here we have Laura Abondano, who was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant for her project entitled "Mating strategies of female lowland woolly monkeys in Amazonian Ecuador."
09.06.17

Primate Tales: Scarlet, Booker, and Jolie

Primate Tales
Rachna Reddy was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant during our spring 2016 cycle. Here we have a short story about a few of the chimps Rachna has been following in Kibale National Park, Uganda. 
08.31.17

Origin Stories: Ancestor

Origin Stories
Just recently, the news media announced the discovery of a fossil ape called Alesi. This remarkable fossil was found in Kenya, and it’s from a time period where there’s a big blank spot in the fossil record of our family tree.
08.25.17

Origin Stories Season Two

Origin Stories, The Leakey Foundation
Origin Stories is The Leakey Foundation’s podcast about how we became human. In six new episodes, Origin Stories takes you behind the scenes of some of the most exciting new discoveries in the study of human origins and profiles scientists whose work sheds light on some of the answers to the big questions about human evolution.