Event Series 2022 Virtual Summer Travel Series

2022 Virtual Summer Travel Series

You’re invited to join our virtual Summer Travel Series and explore fascinating research sites with Leakey Foundation scientists as your guides. Support a good cause while you learn from top experts, tour places the public will never get to visit, and “Zoom” to the far corners of the world from the comfort of your own […]

50th Episode Celebration

Take a break from your day and feed your brain with The Leakey Foundation! Lunch Break Science is The Leakey Foundation’s live-streamed web series. This series features interviews and short talks with Leakey Foundation grantees about the latest in human evolution research. Lunch Break Science is made possible by the generous support of the Ann and […]

At the Root of Human Hair

American Museum of Natural History 56 West 81st St., New York, NY, United States

In this in-person talk, biological anthropologist Dr. Tina Lasisi teases out the mysteries behind why humans have scalp hair and why we may have developed different hair textures as we've evolved.

Chimp behavior, borders, and empire

This month on Lunch Break Science primatologist Isabelle Clark explores chimpanzee territorial behavior and social development, providing exclusive insights into the captivating Ngogo chimpanzees featured in Netflix's docuseries "Chimp Empire."


Survival of the Friendliest

What if the secret to “survival of the fittest” isn't strength, smarts, or power but rather the ability to connect and cooperate? Join evolutionary anthropologist and bestselling author Dr. Brian Hare and discover how cooperation and sociability have shaped the success of species like dogs, bonobos, and especially us humans.


The Botanic Age: Plants and Human Evolution

The Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX, United States

This talk challenges the idea that stone tools and hunting fueled early human brain evolution. Instead, it suggests that the "Botanic Age," focusing on botanical innovations during the first three million years of hominin evolution, was crucial.