White-faced capuchin monkeys in Panama’s Coiba National Park habitually use hammer-and-anvil stones to break hermit crab shells, snail shells, coconuts and other food items, according to research conducted by Leakey Foundation grantees. This is the first report of habitual stone-tool use by Cebus monkeys.
Stephanie Musgrave, Department of Anthropology, Washington University in Saint Louis, was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2016 cycle for her project entitled "Ontogeny of complex tool use among Goualougo Triangle chimpanzees."
For the first time, we have an amazing window into what walking was like for a 2½-year-old, more than three million years ago.
Grants, The Leakey Foundation
If you are considering applying for a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2018 cycle, you are probably aware that we have temporarily removed the links to our online application. Due to a few delays in the process of migrating to a new granting software, we have decided to move our application deadline to August 1st.
Speaker Series, Guest Post
On June 6th, Dr. Erin Vogel gave a lecture titled "Primate Palate: Orangutans, Obesity, and Human Evolution" as part of a joint production by the American Museum of Natural History and The Leakey Foundation.
Primates are fascinating. They are intelligent, live in complex societies and are a vital part of the ecosystem. Lemurs, lorises, galagos, tarsiers, monkeys, and apes are our closest biological relatives and just like them, humans are also primates. However, while the human population has spread to all corners of the earth, many of our closest relatives are under serious threat.
In the News, The Leakey Foundation, Origin Stories
The Leakey Foundation's Origin Stories podcast has won the Prix Marulić International Audio Festival in the documentary category for “What They Left Behind” by producer Neil Sandell and editor Julia Barton.
Grants, The Leakey Foundation, Baldwin Fellows
This spring we awarded a record number of Baldwin Fellowships. The prestigious Franklin Mosher Baldwin Fellowship was established in 1978 to provide scholars from developing countries with the opportunity to receive training abroad in the fields of paleoanthropology and primatology. The spring 2018 Baldwin Fellows include scholars from Ethiopia, India, Iran, South Africa, and Tanzania.
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