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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.
04.21.17

March for Science

In the News, The Leakey Foundation
On April 22nd, The Leakey Foundation staff will be joining the March For Science in San Francisco, Santa Rosa, and New Orleans. Want to join us? You can meet up with our Leakey Foundation group in San Francisco , or download our sign and march with us virtually!
04.11.17

From the Field: Jason Lewis

From the Field
Last year we introduced you to Leakey Foundation Research grantee Jason Lewis who was awarded during our spring 2016 cycle for his project entitled "Pleistocene & Holocene archaeological assemblages from Kisese II Shelter, Tanzania." Here he updates us on his team's progress!
04.07.17

Spring Granting Cycle Update

Grants, The Leakey Foundation
I am sure many of you who have applied this spring are wondering what is going on over there at The Leakey Foundation. So, I thought I would tell you about the different stages of our spring cycle and give you an idea of where we are right now.
04.05.17

Grantee Spotlight: Meike Zemihn

Grantee Spotlight
Meike Zemihn was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2016 cycle for her project entitled "Tracing the origins of language: Syntax in common marmosets (Brazil)."
03.21.17

Grantee Spotlight: Ron Shimelmitz

Grantee Spotlight
Ron Shimelmitz is a research fellow at the Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa. He was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant during our summer 2016 cycle for his project entitled "New excavations at Skhul Cave, Mount Carmel, Israel."
03.14.17

Grantee Spotlight: Brian Schilder

Grantee Spotlight
Brian Schilder is a PhD candidate from George Washington University. He was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2016 cycle for his project entitled "The evolution of the hippocampus and adult neurogenesis: Novel insights into the origins of human memory."
03.07.17

Follow the Leader?

Origin Stories
Every animal that lives in groups has to make decisions as a group. Even a seemingly simple decision like "where should we go for dinner?" can be complicated to negotiate.