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01.21.16

Cranial evolution in modern humans and neanderthals

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Timothy Weaver was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant in the spring of 2010 for his project entitled “Cranial evolution: Neandertals and modern humans compared to chimpanzees.” Explaining the meaning of skeletal differences between neanderthals and modern humans has been a topic of debate since the discovery of neanderthals in 1856. Differences in cranial morphology have garnered… more » “Cranial evolution in modern humans and neanderthals”
01.08.16

Validation of an Acoustic Location System to Monitor Bornean Orangutan Long Calls

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Brigitte Spillmann, PhD candidate at the University of Zurich, was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant in the spring of 2010 for her project entitled “The function(s) of a long-distance signal:  The orangutan long call.” We recently featured a summary of her work along with her research report on our blog. Click here to read the post.  We are now pleased to learn that she has published… more » “Validation of an Acoustic Location System to Monitor Bornean Orangutan Long Calls”
10.14.15

Homo sapiens to the East of Eden

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María Martinón-Torres is a Leakey Foundation grantee from the University College London. She and her team were recently published in the journal Nature for their work in Southern China. She has been kind enough to provide us with her summary and thoughts on the significance of this find. The discovery of 47 human teeth with unequivocally modern morphologies from a cave in southern China reveals that our… more » “Homo sapiens to the East of Eden”
10.06.15

Surprising trunk rotational capabilities in chimpanzees

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Nathan Thompson is a PhD candidate at Stony Brook University who was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant in the spring of 2014. He and his team were published in this month’s issue of Nature Communications, and he has been kind enough to provide us a brief summary of the article.  Compared to our great ape relatives, humans possess a long and flexible trunk (the part of the body that includes the… more » “Surprising trunk rotational capabilities in chimpanzees”