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02.28.17

Grantee Spotlight: Thierry Smith

Grantee Spotlight
Thierry Smith is a research team leader at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels, Belgium. He was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant during our fall 2016 cycle for his project entitled “Diversity and relationships of earliest Euprimates from Tadkeshwar Mine, India.”
08.19.15

Oligocene primates from the Nsungwe Formation of Tanzania

Research Report
Nancy Stevens Nancy Stevens is a professor at Ohio University. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant in the spring of 2011 for her project entitled “Oligocene primates from the Nsungwe Formation of Tanzania.” The late Oligocene Nsungwe Formation (~25Ma) is located in the Rukwa Rift Basin in southwestern Tanzania. These deposits represent the only late Oligocene primate fossil… more »
08.12.15

Micro-CT study of the Pleistocene human fossil teeth from Atapuerca

Research Report
María Martinon-Torres at the Atapuerca sites. Photo credit: A. Canet. María Martinon-Torres was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant in the fall of 2012 for her project entitled “Micro-CT study of the Pleistocene human fossil teeth from Atapuerca.” By allowing researchers to reconstruct the internal structures of fossil dental samples, MicroCT provides a new dataset of… more »
07.29.15

Exploration for Early Anthropoids and other Primates in Western Egypt

Research Report
Part of the collection of crocodile fossils. Photo credit: Erik Seiffert. Erik Seiffert is an associate professor in the Department of Anatomical Sciences at Stony Brook University. He was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant in 2006 for his project entitled “Exploration for Early Anthropoids and other Primates in Western Egypt.” Prompted by studies suggesting that anthropoid… more »