Researchers studying the Ngogo community of wild chimpanzees in western Uganda’s Kibale National Park for two decades has published a report in Science showing that females in this population can experience menopause and postreproductive survival.
The rotating shoulders and extending elbows that allow humans to reach for a high shelf or toss a ball with friends may have first evolved as a natural braking system.
New Leakey Foundation-supported research shows how orangutans use observational social learning to find and process new kinds of foods when moving to new areas.
Grants, The Leakey Foundation, Baldwin Fellows
Building the next generation of young scientists requires a combination of promising individuals, dedicated mentors, scientific opportunities, and strong support. For 45 years, the Baldwin Fellowships funded by The Leakey Foundation have provided that crucial element of support.
Bones, the ‘Cave of the Monkeys’ and 86,000 years of history: new evidence pushes back the timing of human arrival in Southeast AsiaJournal Article
New research on fossils found in northern Laos suggests that early modern humans might have passed through southeast Asia much earlier than thought.
Grants, The Leakey Foundation
The Joan Cogswell Donner Field School Scholarship provides grants to help students access the hands-on field science training they need to start their careers. This year, we are pleased to award scholarships to six students attending Human Origins Migration and Evolution Research (HOMER) project field schools in South Africa and Malawi.
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