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09.08.16

Grantee Spotlight: Stephanie Bogart

Grantee Spotlight
Stephanie Bogart was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2015 cycle for her project entitled “Savanna chimpanzee ecology at MARS (Mount Assirik Research Site).”
Stephanie Bogart with a chimpanzee nest
At Mount Assirik Research Site (MARS) in Senegal’s Niokolo Koba National Park, a new long-term field study on savanna chimpanzees has begun with the aid of the… more »
Genevieve Housman loading prepared samples onto DNA methylation arrays 09.06.16

From the Field: Genevieve Housman

From the Field
Genevieve Housman was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2015 cycle for her project entitled "Assessment of DNA methylation patterns in primate skeletal tissues." Here she updates us on her progress.
Eastern edge of the Hanzhong Basin in the Southern Qinling Mountains. This area is rich in Paleolithic sites believed to associated with H. erectus occupations, some may date to 1.2 - 1.5 Ma. 08.30.16

Grantee Spotlight: Mathew Fox

Grantee Spotlight
Mathew Fox, PhD candidate from the University of Arizona, was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2016 cycle for his project entitled “Paleoenvironments of Homo erectus occupations in the Luonan Basin, China.”
Dr. Wang Shejiang of the Chinese Academy of Science’s Institute for Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology explaining the location of … more »
Raoul surveying the forest 08.17.16

Grantee Spotlight: Evelyn Pain

Grantee Spotlight
Evelyn Pain is currently a PhD candidate at Stony Brook University. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2016 cycle for her project entitled "Functions of male woolly monkey morphological variation in Yasuní, Ecuador."
Being Human blog marathon featured 08.15.16

Being Human: Born and Evolved to Run

Being Human, Guest Post
Running. Some people love it, getting in the zone and enjoying that “runner’s high”. Some people tolerate it as a necessary way to stay fit. Others, and I admit I’m in this camp, can’t see the appeal, unless they’re being chased by some terrifying beast or a swarm of bees….