By Jeremy DeSilva of Boston University. Jeremy will discuss the question “Why walk on two legs?” along with Brian Richmond during a SciCafe at the American Museum of Natural History on April 1, 2015. This article is an excellent introduction to the pros and cons of bipedalism. Humans are weird. We are mammals, yet we have very little body hair. We are primates, yet unlike most primates, we are… more »
Leakey Foundation grantees Israel Hershkovitz and Ofer Marder led an international team of archaeologists who discovered a 55,000 year old cranium in Manot Cave in Israel. Their discovery was described last week in the journal Nature.
Photo courtesy of : Clara Amit, Israel Antiquities Authority
A key event in human evolution was the expansion of modern humans of African origin across Eurasia, replacing… more »
Skull 5, in-situ. Dmanisi, Republic of Georgia.Dr. David Lordkipanidze’s newest evidence to come from Dmanisi has set the stage for a lively debate between thelumpers and splitters. For the past two decades, Lordkipanidze—a five-time Leakey Foundation grantee (1998-2003)—and his colleagues have excavated at Dmanisi, a long-term study site in the Caucasus in the Republic of Georgia,… more »
The Leakey Foundation sits down with Dr. Adrienne Zihlman (UC Santa Cruz) to discuss her multi-faceted career in human evolution research.In celebration of International Women’s Day, ‘Dig Deeper’ in to the work of Adrienne Zihlman, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and pioneering anthropologist who has had major impacts on the study of human… more »