Rewriting Modern Human Origins: Insights from New Discovery in Morocco

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

In this talk Dr. Shara Bailey will discuss her work on the newly discovered 300,000 year old Homo sapiens fossils in Jebel Irhoud, Morocco. The fossils show that by about 300,000 years ago, important changes in our biology and behavior and are reshaping our understanding of how we evolved.

$18

What Makes Us Human? Lessons from the Study of Wild Chimpanzees

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

In this talk, John Mitani will discuss how his 23-year study of an unusually large community of chimpanzees at Ngogo in Kibale National Park, Uganda, challenges our notions of what makes us human. Studies of the Ngogo chimpanzees indicate that the gap between them and us may be smaller than previously thought.

$18

Discovering Us: 50th Anniversary Gala

You are invited to join The Leakey Foundation on May 3, 2018, to celebrate 50 years of exploration, discovery, and sharing the human story.

The Origins of the Genus Homo

Cindy Pritzker Auditorium in the Harold Washington Center of the Chicago Public Library 400 South State Street, Chicago, IL

In this talk Dr. Bernard Wood will survey the history of attempts to find the earliest members of the genus Homo, including very recent and controversial additions. He will review the complications that arise from defining the genus and discuss how half-a-century of paleontological research has taught him what to look for within the hominin fossil record when searching for the origins of our genus Homo.

Free

Primate Palate: Orangutans, Obesity, and Human Evolution

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

How can studying what orangutans eat help us better understand the obesity epidemic in humans? Dr. Erin Vogel shares her research on wild orangutans in the tropical forests of Sumatra and Borneo, illuminating how their diet, behavior, and metabolism can provide insights into the human condition.

Free

2018 Fellows Tour – “Origins: China’s Early Human History and Prehistoric Culture”

Join The Leakey Foundation on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to China. 21st century China presents a unique combination of the very ancient and the very modern. Our 2018 Leakey Foundation Fellows Trip led by Dr. Steve Kuhn will combine the very best of both. This exciting and educational trip will combine behind-the-scenes exploration of China's early human history with luxury experiences in the exciting modern cities of Beijing and Shanghai.

$7,499

Our Tribal Nature: Tribalism, Politics, and Evolution

The Morgan Library & Museum 225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

On September 19, 2019, at the Morgan Library in New York, eight luminaries from different fields will explore humankind's tribal nature in order to shed light on the evolution of tribalism and its manipulation by modern states

2020 Fellows Tour: Origins – Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Join The Leakey Foundation to learn about our human origins on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Ethiopia. Stand on the site where Lucy was discovered. Experience a land of awe-inspiring physical beauty, extraordinary scientific research, ancient culture, unique traditions, and incredible food and coffee.

The Evolution of the Human Mind – CANCELED

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

NOTICE: After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel this event. It will be rescheduled for a later date.

Free

Film Screening: Rise of the Warrior Apes – CANCELED

California Academy of Sciences 55 Music Concourse Dr 94118, San Francisco, CA

NOTICE: After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel this event. It will be rescheduled for a later date.

Science Through Visual Stories

Online

The Leakey Foundation invites you to join the second in our series of free science communication webinars with Sara ElShafie, a global change biologist and science communication consultant. Join us as we explore how to create aesthetically pleasing and informative visuals for science storytelling.