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Lady Baboons With Guy Pals Live Longer
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Numerous studies have linked social interaction to improved health and survival in humans, and new research confirms that the same is true for baboons.A long-term study of more than 200 wild female baboons from the plains of southern Kenya finds that the most sociable females –- measured by how... Read full article »
Richard Kay to receive Argentinian science prize
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The government of Argentina is awarding the Dr. Luis Federico Leloir Prize for international cooperation in science, technology and innovation to Richard F. Kay, professor of evolutionary anthropology, who has worked with Argentinian colleagues for 23 years. The prize is named for the Argentine... Read full article »
EvAnth Alum featured in Archeology Magazine
Archeology Magazine
Sunday, August 24, 2014

Evolutionary Anthropology alumnus, Robert Cieri, was featured in a recent issue of Archeology Magazine. This work is based on his senior thesis research with Dr. Steve Chuchill.
Chimpanzee Voices From the Past Go Digital, Open Access
Duke Research Blog
Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Lead Author Learned to Love Research at Duke
Thursday, August 14, 2014

When Bob Cieri first arrived at Duke, he envisioned becoming an ecologist who worked in the field, not someone who’d flourish in a lab. All that changed during his four years at Duke. Now, three years out and happily ensconced in his first year of graduate school in biology at the University of... Read full article »
Ben Allen: Researching Dogs to Learn About Humans
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

An evolutionary anthropology student is discovering that playing games with service dogs may shed light on how humans evolved. Junior Ben Allen's research this summer at Canine Center for Independence (CCI) in California is sponsored by the Duke Canine Cognition Center and Associate Professor of... Read full article »
Society Bloomed With Gentler Personalities and More Feminine Faces
Friday, August 1, 2014

Modern humans appear in the fossil record about 200,000 years ago, but it was only about 50,000 years ago that making art and advanced tools became widespread. A new study appearing Aug. 1 in the journal Current Anthropology finds that human skulls changed in ways that indicate a lowering of... Read full article »
India Schneider-Crease (PhD candidate) – Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

PhD candidate India Schneider-Crease collects a urine sample from Talisman, a male gelada baboon (seen sitting on the rock to her right) in the Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. Schneider-Crease’s research examines tapeworm infections in gelada populations in order to identify the... Read full article »
Kathleen Grogran (PhD, 2014) – Duke Lemur Center, Durham, NC
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Kathleen Grogran (PhD, 2014) shares a moment with Aracus, a ring-tailed lemur at the Duke Lemur Center. Grogan’s research involved, among other things, exploring the ways in which genetic diversity in the Major Histocompatibility Complex was advertised through scent marking in both captive and... Read full article »

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