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07.13.17

The Fall Grant Deadline Approaches!

Grants
Our grants department is already receiving plenty of inquiries and quite a few letters of recommendation for our PhD candidate applicants, so I know there is a lot of grant writing going on around the world right now. While you get those proposals submitted, I thought I would share with you a few pointers.
06.21.17

From the Field: Marie-Hélène Moncel, Italy

From the Field
Marie-Hélène Moncel 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).”
06.13.17

From the Field: Julien Louys, Sumatra

From the Field
In 1887 M. Eugène Dubois set out to what was then the Dutch East Indies in search of the missing link. More than a century later, Leakey Foundation Grantee Julien Louys followed in Dubois' footsteps to look for fossils in the caves of Sumatra.
05.30.17

3.3 Million-Year-Old Fossil Reveals the Antiquity of the Human Spine

In the News, Journal Article
For more than 3 million years, Selam lay silent and still. Eager to tell her story, the almost perfect fossil skeleton of a 2 1/2 year-old toddler was discovered at Dikika, Ethiopia -- and she had a lot to say. An international research team slowly chipped away at the sandstone surrounding Selam at the National Museums of Ethiopia to reveal something remarkable -- even though millions of years have passed, she's a lot like us.
05.19.17

Modern People Making Stone Age Tools

In the News, Journal Article
How did humans get to be so smart, and when did this happen? To untangle this question, we need to know more about the intelligence of our human ancestors who lived 1.8 million years ago. It was at this point in time that a new type of stone tool hit the scene and the human brain nearly doubled in size.
05.16.17

Science Speakeasy Showcases the Secrets of Science

Science Speakeasy
How has evolution shaped gender, our favorite sports teams, and everyday life in general? Those are a just few of the topics that The Leakey Foundation's new Science Speakeasy event series will set off to explore. Science Speakeasy mixes science with storytelling, hands-on experiments, drinks and lively conversation.