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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.
04.03.18

From the Field: Julie Lesnik

From the Field
Julie Lesnik was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2015 cycle for her project entitled “An evaluation of termite-associated hydrocarbon signatures as an influence on prey selectivity and an ecological signal for chimpanzees and Olduvai hominins.”
03.27.18

Grantee Spotlight: Marianne Brasil

Grantee Spotlight
The timing, location, and circumstances of the origin of modern humans has long been of interest, and ongoing studies continue to refine our understanding of early modern human evolution. Leakey Foundation grantee Marianne Brasil is a PhD candidate from the University of California at Berkeley who is studying the skeletal morphology of early Homo sapiens from Middle Awash, Ethiopia.
03.13.18

From the Field: Carrie Miller, Ethiopia

From the Field
Carrie Miller was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2017 cycle for her project entitled “Does paternity certainty elicit protection and support of offspring by male gelada monkeys?”
02.27.18

Grantee Spotlight: Sam Patterson

Grantee Spotlight
Sam Patterson, PhD candidate from Arizona State University, was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant for the project entitled "Maternal predictors of infant developmental trajectories in olive baboons."