When fluctuating climates in the Ice Age altered habitats, modern humans may have adapted their diets in a different way than Neanderthals, according to a study funded in part by The Leakey Foundation and published on April 27, 2016, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE .
Fossilized human molar used in a study of dietary habits of Neanderthals and Upper Paleolithic Homo sapiens. Photo credit: Sireen El
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… more »
Nicole Squyres is a PhD candidate from Johns Hopkins University. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant in our fall 2014 cycle for her project entitled “Morphological variation in the distal femur of modern humans and fossil hominins.”
The Leakey Foundation Research Grant has funded my travels to several different skeletal collections both within the US… more »
Carolina Mallol has been awarded three Leakey Foundation research grants for her project entitled “Neandertal fire technology.” Currently she is beginning the field season for her third grant awarded in our spring 2015 cycle, and so we thought we would post the final report from her 2012 grant. This is an excerpt from the report followed by a link to the report itself.
Our ongoing… more »