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External Grants Awarded (2005–2014)

Total: $12,502,176

 

2014

W. Kimbel (Lead PI) C. Marean, R. Boyd, C. Campisano, K. Hill, S. Mathew, D. Johanson, J.Kelley, K. Reed, G. Schwartz, J. Silk. Evolutionary foundations of human uniqueness (3-year grant 2014–2017) John Templeton Foundation $4,934,108.

K. Reed (Lead PI), D. Braun. 2014. Collaborative Research: Paleoanthropology of the Ledi- Geraru: Filling in a temporal gap in hominin evolution. National Science Foundation. $275,404.

W. Kimbel, (Lead PI), A. Taylor, C. Ward, C. Robinson, C. Ross. 2014. Collaborative Research: Evolution and biomechanics of mandibular form in Australopithecus anamensis and A. Afarensis. National Science Foundation. $18,092.

S. Mathew. (PI). 2014. The Emergence of Prosocial Religions. University of British Columbia. $15,202.

 

2013

C. Campisano, K. Reed, A. Cohen (Lead PI), J. Kingston, J. Russell. Collaborative Research: Earth system dynamics and its role in human evolution in Africa. National Science Foundation–FESD. $1,248,928. (The total funding to this project from NSF is $4,905,187. Additional funding for the overall project is provided by the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) ($1,000,000). “The Hominin Sites And Paleolakes Drilling Project (HSPDP): Using scientific drilling to understand the paleoclimate context of human evolution.” PIs: A. Cohen (lead) and 18 co-PIs, including C. Campisano.)

C. Campisano (Lead PI), R. Arrowsmith (SESE), J. Wynn, M. Umer, A. Asrat. Collaborative Research: The Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project: Acquiring a high-resolution paleoenvironmental context of human evolution. Co-PIs:  Ledi-Geraru hominin site (Afar, Ethiopia). National Science Foundation. $251,145.

Marean, C. (PI) The Mossel Bay Archaeology Project (MAP): A long-term plan for research into the origins of modern human behavior. Hyde Family Foundation $100,000.  

W. Kimbel (PI). Workshop: Integrating approaches to diet reconstruction among early hominins. Wenner-Gren Foundation and ASU Institute for Social Science Research. $20,000.

 

Schwartz, G(PI) A dental topographic analysis of deciduous tooth wear in hominoids. Wenner-Gren Foundation. $19,465.

2012

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C. Campisano (Lead PI), K. Reed, R. Arrowsmith. Collaborative Research: Paleoanthropological investigation of the Ledi-Geraru hominin site (Afar, Ethiopia).National Science Foundation. $200,075.

C. Campisano (Lead PI), K. Reed, Ramon Arrowsmith, J. Wynn, A. Asrat. IPG: Collaborative Research: A high-resolution analysis of unique paleoenvironmental data from key hominin sites in East Africa. National Science Foundation (BCS-PA). $117,251.

C. Marean (PI). The Mossel Bay Archaeology Project (MAP): A long-term plan for research into the origins of modern human behavior. Hyde Family Foundation $100,000.

W. Kimbel (Lead PI), J. Kelley. Collaborative Research: Paleobiogeography, paleoecology, and continued investigation of a diverse, terminal Miocene, primate-bearing fauna from southern China. National Science Foundation. $36,572. 

  

2011

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C. Marean (PI). Developing and testing an integrated paleoscape model for the early Middle and Late Pleistocene of the south coast of South Africa. National Science Foundation–IPG Program $1,000,000.

C. Marean (PI).  Follow the Coast: Marine geophysical study of early human use of the continental shelf of the south coast, South Africa. National Geographic Society. $47,905.

C. Marean (PI). The Mossel Bay Archaeology Project (MAP): A long-term plan for research into the origins of modern human behavior. Hyde Family Foundation $75,000.

C. Marean (PI). Reconnaissance for coastal Stone Age archaeological sites within Pondoland, Eastern Cape, South Africa. National Geographic Society. $15,000.

 

2010

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C. Marean (PI). The Mossel Bay Archaeology Project (MAP): A long-term plan for research into the origins of modern human behavior. Hyde Family Foundation $75,000.

C. Marean, Karen Esler, Corli Witthuhn (Co-PIs)Geophytes and human origins. PI: Richard Cowling.  National Research Foundation (South Africa) $66,000.

W. Kimbel (PI).  Paleoanthropology of the Hadar Site: Field work at the 333 (First Family) hominin and 666 archaeological localities. National Geographic Society. $23,000.

W. Kimbel (PI). Comparative and experimental investigations of cranial robusticity in Pleistocene hominins. Wenner-Gren Foundation. $15,000.

 

2009

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C. Marean (PI).  The Mossel Bay Archaeology Project (MAP): A long-term plan for research into the origins of modern human behavior. Hyde Family Foundation $75,000.

W. Kimbel (PI). Doctoral Dissertation: Comparative and experimental investigations of cranial robusticity in Homo erectus. National Science Foundation. $15,000.

 

2008

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K. Reed, C. Marean (Co-PIs). Explaining a confluence of diversity and complexity: Paleoanthropological and paleogenetic investigations of fynbos, marine ecosystems, and human origins. ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change–Late Lessons Program. $400,000 over 5 years.

C. Campisano, W. Kimbel, K. Reed, J. Arrowsmith (Co-PIs). Geoinformatics-based data integration for the study of the Pliocene fossil-bearing strata of the Hadar Basin (Afar, Ethiopia). ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change–Late Lessons Program. $400,000 over 5 years.

C. Marean (PI). The Mossel Bay Archaeology Project (MAP): A long-term plan for research into the origins of modern human behavior. Hyde Family Foundation $50,000.

W. Kimbel (PI). Nonsocial Influences on canine size in anthropoid primates. Leakey Foundation $13,500.

M. Spencer (PI). Locomotor function and evolution of the primate pelvis. Leakey Foundation. $13,500.

 

W. Kimbel (PI). Temporomandibular joint variation in primates: Perspectives from phylogeny, function, and allometry. Leakey Foundation $7,640. 

 

2007

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Spencer, M. (PI) Collaborative research: Integrative analysis of hominid feeding biomechanics. National Science Foundation $178,822. [Part of a joint submission to the NSF Hominid Program for $2,500,000 over five years]

Marean, C. (PI) The Mossel Bay Archaeology Project (MAP): A long-term plan for research into the origins of modern human behavior. Hyde Family Foundation $50,000.

Schwartz, G. (PI: Jane Buikstra) International collaborative research grant: Age and dynasty in ancient Maya society. Wenner-Gren Foundation $29,000.

 

2006

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Marean, C. (PI) The Mossel Bay Archaeology Project (MAP): A long-term plan for research into the origins of modern human behavior. Hyde Family Foundation $50,000.

Spencer, M. (PI) Evolutionary morphology of the anthropoid wrist and the evolution of knuckle-walking in the hominidae. Wenner-Gren Foundation. $24,546.

Spencer, M. (PI) Comparison of human population distances using genetic and craniometric data. Wenner-Gren Foundation. $4,951. 

 

2005

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Marean, C. (PI) Paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental context of the origins of modern humans in South Africa: Constructing a detailed record from 400,000 to 30,000 years ago. National Science Foundation Hominid Program $2,500,000 over 5 years.

Kimbel, W. (PI) Geometric morphometric analysis of the infraorbital region of extinct hominins, modern humans, and great apes. Leakey Foundation $8,500.

Kimbel, W. (PI) Doctoral Dissertation: Geometric morphometric analysis of the infraorbital region of extinct hominins, modern humans, and great apes. National Science Foundation $3,500.