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The Wenner-Gren Foundation has three major goals: to support significant and innovative anthropological research into humanity's biological and cultural origins, development, and variation; to foster the international community of research scholars in anthropology; and to provide leadership at the forefronts of the discipline.

tDiana Szanto was awarded the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant in May 2010 to aid research on ‘Engaging with Disability: NGOs between Global and Local Forces in the Post-Conflict Reconsolidation of Sierra Leone,’ supervised by Dr. Gabor Vargyas. In 2015, she received the Engaged Anthropology Grant to follow-up her research and share her results with the community that hosted her.

dThe 153rd Wenner-Gren Symposium“Human Colonization of Asia in the Late Pleistocene” has just recently concluded in Sintra, Portugal. As always, you can expect a Current Anthropology special issue forthcoming, containing the meeting’s papers and available to all 100% Open-Access.

dThe Holocene fossil record of Egypt is devoid of baboons, and yet baboons of a distinctive species (Papio hamadryas) were elevated into the pantheon of Ancient Egyptian gods. Dartmouth College's Nathaniel J. Dominy delved into this fascinating subject the evening of Monday, April 25th, as we welcomed the New York Academy of Sciences Anthropology Section lecture series back to our office. 

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