miércoles, 13 de julio de 2016

Meave Leakey Awarded Hubbard Medal, National Geographic Society’s Highest Honor



Millions of years from now, an aspiring anthropology student may brush the dust off a gleaming gold artifact we call the Hubbard Medal, and wonder to whom it belonged.

But today, we know the most recently minted Hubbard Medal belongs to world-renowned paleoanthropologist Meave Leakey, research professor in Stony Brook University’s Department of Anthropology.

Meave is also director of field research at the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya, a unique nonprofit initiative co-founded by the Leakey family and Stony Brook to drive research at one of the best locations on Earth for studying the origins of humankind.

The National Geographic Society awards the Hubbard Medal, its highest honor, to the world’s most intrepid explorers, discoverers and researchers in recognition of a lifetime of achievement. [...] stonybrook.edu