Margaret Crofoot used GPS technology in an unprecedented way. She and her team fitted almost all of the adult members of a baboon troop with high-resolution GPS collars capable of recording movement at a scale of 1 GPS point every second. This fine-grained data gave Crofoot and her team a new way of tackling a question that has been vexing primatologists for decades. How do baboons make collective movement decisions?
In this episode of our Origin Stories podcast, Leakey Foundation grantee Bence Viola tells the story of the Denisovans. This group of archaic humans was first discovered through a tiny fragment of a pinky bone found in a Siberian cave. Ancient DNA inside the fossil hid a previously unknown history of humankind. Now new research is uncovering more information about the mysterious Denisovans.