Lunch Break Science #14 | Christopher Gilbert

Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Lunch Break Science #14 | Christopher Gilbert Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Christopher Gilbert and learn about primate evolution. He will also discuss his discovery of a new fossil ape in northern India.

Woman the hunter: Ancient Andean remains challenge old ideas of who speared big game (Science 11/4/20)

When archaeologists discovered the bones of a 9000-year-old human in a burial pit high in the Andes, they were impressed by a tool kit of 20 stone projectile points and blades stacked neatly by the person’s side. All signs pointed to the discovery of a high-status hunter. “Everybody was talking about how this was a…

War in the time of Neanderthals: how our species battled for supremacy for over 100,000 years (The Conversation 11/02/20)

Around 600,000 years ago, humanity split in two. One group stayed in Africa, evolving into us. The other struck out overland, into Asia, then Europe, becoming Homo neanderthalensis – the Neanderthals. They weren’t our ancestors, but a sister species, evolving in parallel.

Lunch Break Science #13 | Catherine Markham

Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Lunch Break Science #13 | Catherine Markham Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Catherine Markham and learn about social competition in primate groups and her science outreach program Shutterbug Science.

Archaeologists unearth skull of an ‘unlucky’ 5,000-year-old man who underwent failed brain surgery with stone ‘scalpel’ (DailyMail 10/22/10)

A Bronze Age man in his 20s who died after brain surgery has been discovered His skull was found in Crimea and archaeologists believe he was operated on It was found by the Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Inka llama offerings from Tambo Viejo, Acari Valley, Peru (Antiquity 20/21/20)

Llamas were the preferred sacrificial animals of the Inka Empire, their ritual value second only to that of human beings. Recent archaeological excavations at the Inka settlement of Tambo Viejo in the Acari Valley on the Peruvian south coast have revealed a number of ritually sacrificed llamas in a unique context.

Lunch Break Science # 12 | Margaret Crofoot and Grace Davis

Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Lunch Break Science # 12 | Margaret Crofoot and Grace Davis Meet Leakey Foundation grantees Margaret Crofoot and Grace Davis and learn about leadership and decision making in primate societies.