ATHENS, Ohio (May 15, 2013) — Two fossil discoveries from the East African Rift reveal new information about the evolution of primates, according to a study published online in Nature today led by Ohio University scientists. The team’s findings document the oldest fossils of two major groups of primates: the group that today includes apes and humans (hominoids), and the group that includes Old World… more »
The Leakey Foundation
This month marks the 45th anniversary of the first board meeting of the L. S. B. Leakey Foundation for Research Related to Man’s Origins. The date was April 8, 1968 and one of the first orders of business was to procure a $12,000 loan. The board meeting minutes state that this money was to be used to fund a “survey and study of the objectives and procedural methods for raising funds by the Foundation.” This study,… more »
Paul Ekman began creating a database of every expression the human face is capable of making, ending up with a list of over 3000.
In the News
The Leakey Foundation sits down with Dr. Adrienne Zihlman (UC Santa Cruz) to discuss her multi-faceted career in human evolution research. In celebration of International Women’s Day, ‘Dig Deeper’ in to the work of Adrienne Zihlman, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and pioneering anthropologist who has had major impacts on the study of human… more »
Today in History
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Mary Leakey’s birthday, Google has made a lovely illustration of her in the field, with her beloved Dalmatians. You can read about the creation of the doodle here. We love that her dogs made the cut! What do you think? Mary Leakey Google Doodle… more »
Sandra Aamodt interviews psychologist Steven Heine on genetic essentialism, culture, and the weirdest people in the world.
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