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03.27.18

Grantee Spotlight: Marianne Brasil

Grantee Spotlight
The timing, location, and circumstances of the origin of modern humans has long been of interest, and ongoing studies continue to refine our understanding of early modern human evolution. Leakey Foundation grantee Marianne Brasil is a PhD candidate from the University of California at Berkeley who is studying the skeletal morphology of early Homo sapiens from Middle Awash, Ethiopia.
03.13.18

From the Field: Carrie Miller, Ethiopia

From the Field
Carrie Miller was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2017 cycle for her project entitled “Does paternity certainty elicit protection and support of offspring by male gelada monkeys?”
02.27.18

Grantee Spotlight: Sam Patterson

Grantee Spotlight
Sam Patterson, PhD candidate from Arizona State University, was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant for the project entitled "Maternal predictors of infant developmental trajectories in olive baboons."
02.20.18

Why Is Human Color Vision so Odd?

Guest Post
Most mammals rely on scent rather than sight. Look at a dog’s eyes, for example: they’re usually on the sides of its face, not close together and forward-facing like ours. Having eyes on the side is good for creating a broad field of vision, but bad for depth perception and accurately judging distances in front.
02.13.18

From the Field: Hilary Duke, Kenya

From the Field
Hilary Duke was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant in the fall of 2016 for her project entitled "Taking shape: Investigating the earliest Acheulean at Kokiselei, Kenya (1.8-1.76Ma)." Last year we shared a summary of her work. Here she updates us on her progress!