Latest news and updates from the Paleo-Primate Project Gorongosa
The Paleo-Primate Project Gorongosa has a newsletter which celebrates progress and achievements of the interdisciplinary team studying fossils and living primates in Gorongosa National Park to shed light on human origins. Check out the latest edition of the newsletter below and subscribe if you want to receive future updates.
The Primate Models for Behavioural Evolution Lab on tour in Kuching, Malaysia!
We were delighted to present our research and attend so many fascinating presentations and discussions at IPS-MPS ’23, the Joint Meeting of the International Primatological Society and the Malaysian Primatological Society held in Kuching, Malaysia.
A group of students from Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Mozambique and University of Oxford travelled to Gorongosa National Park this summer to receive training in primatology, palaeoanthropology, archaeology. After an exciting series of lectures and practical classes, students got stuck in and experienced fieldwork, joining the paleontology team in the search for fossils at the Park's fossil sites located at the base of the East African Rift System.
Jacinto Mathe awarded Baldwin Fellowship by The Leakey Foundation
The Baldwin Fellowship aims to expand access to advanced degrees for students of paleoanthropology and primatology from countries with limited educational opportunities in fields of research related to human origins, investing in outstanding scholars and helping them become leaders in their home countries. Many congratulations to DPhil student Jacinto Mathe for this prestigious acheivement!
Celebrating achievements at the Primate Models for Behavioural Evolution Lab christmas dinner 2022
A wonderful get together to mark the holiday season and celebrate the many accomplishments of Lab members over the past year!
Our lab at EFP-GfP 2022 in Arnhem
(Almost) all our lab got together in Arnhem for our fist conference post-lockdown. We had a great time listening to some fantastic talks, catching up with colleagues, and exploring Burgers' Zoo.
Welcome (back) to our latest Post-Doc & Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Dr. Katarina Almeida-Warren!
Our first DPhil, Dr. Katarina Almeida-Warren, has just been awarded the prestigious Leverhume Early Career Fellowship - Double Congratulations! She will be returning to our lab as a post-doctoral fellow in November 2022 to work on her exciting new project - Primate Archaeology beyond Technology! We are thrilled!
Primate Conversations 2021/22 series available online
Our virtual seminar series may be over for the year, but you can stream all talks over on our Primate Models for Behavioural Evolution Lab YouTube channel
Our first post-doctoral fellows have conducted outstanding research and moved on to stellar positions - please contact our lab head, Professor Susana Carvalho, if you wish to discuss possible post-doctoral research projects with us
Teaching the next generation of primatologists & paleoanthropologists
This year, Archaeology & Anthropology undergraduates at the University of Oxford had the opportunity to examine casts of fossil hominin skulls in one of the beautiful School of Anthropology gardens as part of their human origins course with Drs Susana Carvalho and René Bobe