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07.20.16

Grantee Spotlight: Kelsey Pugh

Grantee Spotlight
Kelsey Pugh
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.” She is a PhD candidate from the City University of New York.  The living great apes, humans, and their fossil relatives (hominids) are among the most intensively studied mammals, yet… more »
IMG_2499 07.13.16

Grantee Spotlight: Nicole Thompson

Grantee Spotlight
Nicole Thompson
Nicole Thompson is a PhD candidate at Columbia University. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2016 cycle for her project entitled “The benefits of social connections during development in blue monkeys in Kakamega, Kenya.” We (primates) have strongly differentiated social relationships — not all social partners are created equal, and… more »
Kristin Sabbi 06.28.16

Grantee Spotlight: Kristin Sabbi

Grantee Spotlight
Kristin Sabbi was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant in the spring of 2016 for her project entitled "The ontogeny of sex-typed social behavior among East African chimpanzees."
Lucy reconstruction by John Gurche. Photo courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. 06.15.16

Lucy Had Neighbors: A Review of African Fossils

Journal Article
Lucy reconstruction by John Gurche. Photo courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
If “Lucy” wasn’t alone, who else was in her neighborhood? Key fossil discoveries over the last few decades in Africa indicate that multiple early human ancestor species lived at the same time more than 3 million years ago. A new review of fossil evidence from the last few decades examines four… more »