When fluctuating climates in the Ice Age altered habitats, modern humans may have adapted their diets in a different way than Neanderthals, according to a study funded in part by The Leakey Foundation and published on April 27, 2016, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE .
Fossilized human molar used in a study of dietary habits of Neanderthals and Upper Paleolithic Homo sapiens. Photo credit: Sireen El
Timothy Campbell was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2015 cycle for his project entitled, "Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of Sterkfontein and Swartkrans using rodent postcrania."
Last month we featured a blog post by Leakey Foundation grantee Samantha Porter. She and her team had recently published an article entitled “A Simple Photogrammetry Rig for the Reliable Creation of 3D Artifact Models in the Field” in the journal Advances in Archaeological Practice. She was nice enough introduce the article to our readers, describing the technique and the importance of “developing… more »
This week Paddy Moore and H. Gregory of The Leakey Foundation's grants department are in Atlanta for the annual Paleoanthropology Society and the American Association of Physical Anthropologists conferences being held in the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
George M. Leader of the University of Pennsylvania describes the importance of long term archaeological research at South Africa’s Cantee Kopje, one of many world heritage sites threatened by diamond mining.
Archaeologists working in South Africa are fighting a war on multiple fronts. While the whole world continues its love affair with its favorite stone, the diamond, archaeologists are fighting… more »