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New Abu Dhabi Fossil Discovery Supports “Out of Africa” Monkey Dispersal

New Abu Dhabi Fossil Discovery Supports “Out of Africa” Monkey Dispersal

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Just when and how Old World monkeys—a diverse and widespread group that includes macaques, baboons, and leaf monkeys—dispersed out of Africa and into Eurasia has never been fully understood. But a new discovery of an about 7-million-year-old monkey fossil from Abu Dhabi by a team of researchers at institutions around the world, including the American Museum of Natural History, provides important clues to the questions.

Tags: Mammalogy

Archaeologist Elsa Redmond Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Archaeologist Elsa Redmond Elected to National Academy of Sciences

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Elsa M. Redmond, a research associate in the Museum’s Division of Anthropology, was recently elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Redmond, an anthropological archaeologist whose expertise lies in Latin America, is one of 84 scientists recognized in 2014 for “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.”

Tags: Anthropology, Our Research

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