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05.29.18

Grantee Spotlight: Emma Finestone

Grantee Spotlight
Emma Finestone is a PhD candidate from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2017 cycle for her project entitled "Examining the Oldowan through time on the Homa Peninsula."
05.15.18

From the Field: Rachel Perlman, Ethiopia

From the Field
Rachel Perlman was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2016 cycle  for her project entitled “The energetics of male reproductive strategies in geladas (Theropithecus gelada).”  Here she updates us on her field work in Ethiopia. 
05.15.18

The Origins of Us

Guest Post
The question of where we humans come from is one many people ask, and the answer is getting more complicated as new evidence is emerging all the time.
05.01.18

Scientists in the Classroom

Video, Education
Dr. Erin Vogel is a four-time Leakey Foundation grant recipient who has shared her research with over 250 students through The Leakey Foundation’s classroom visit program.
04.27.18

Ancient Music and the Cognitive Revolution

The Leakey Foundation, Speaker Series
How and when did music begin? How does the discovery of 40,000-year-old bone flutes impact our understanding of music within the cognitive revolution? This one-hour session will focus on these important questions through a discussion of the discovery and context of Paleolithic bone flutes found in 2008 at Hohle Fels, a cave in southern Germany. Corey Jamason, SFCM… more »
04.15.18

From the Field: Kelsey Pugh

From the Field
Kelsey Pugh was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2016 cycle for her project entitled “Mid-Late miocene hominoid phylogeny: Implications for ape and human evolution.”
04.13.18

Fossil Finders: Kamoya Kimeu

Guest Post, Fossil Finders
Most paleontologists track their careers in terms of funding and expedition cycles, searching for fossils in finite windows of time and often spending months, even years waiting to return to promising sites. It is rare that someone is able to devote his or her life to searching for fossils, yet one man has done exactly that. That man is Kamoya Kimeu.
04.10.18

New Discovery Updates the Story of Early Human Migration

Journal Article, In the News
Researchers conducting archaeological fieldwork in the Nefud Desert of Saudi Arabia have discovered a fossilized finger bone of an early member of our species, Homo sapiens. The discovery is the oldest directly dated Homo sapiens fossil outside of Africa and the immediately adjacent Levant, and indicates that early dispersals into Eurasia were more expansive than previously thought.