Linda Marchant Receives
Outstanding Research Award


Linda Marchant

Linda Marchant with chimpanzeeLinda Marchant with Jane Goodall

Linda Marchant, seen above with Jane Goodall, is the recipient of the 2017 Award for Outstanding Research

Primatologist Linda Marchant is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Research Award and will deliver this year's Leighton Wilkie Memorial Lecture, "Chimpanzees, Hands, and Tools: Models for the Evolution of Technology in Humans" on November 2nd in Indiana University's Whittenberger Auditorium. This lecture is brought to you by the Stone Age Institute and IU's Cognitive Science Program in partnership with a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

Linda F. Marchant is a professor of biological anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, U.S.A. Dr. Marchant served for 10 years as the Anthropology Chair and was the founding chair of that department. This year, she received the prestigeous Miami University Benjamin Harrison Medallion Award for research, teaching, and service. Her research interests include behavioral primatology, laterality of function (handedness), African apes and visual anthropology. She is the author of more than 70 book chapters and journal articles.