For our last board meeting on Tuesday 1 December, we decided to take a look at the new stairway at the ENCI quarry in Maastricht. Our Secretary Wiel Schins, who is also the President of the Limburg branch of the Dutch Geological Association, has been involved in the transformation of
Prof. Dr. Frans de Waal gave a lecture on Tuesday 3 november 2015 at 20h00 in the aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht. The lecture (in Dutch) was organised by Studium Generale and the Eugène Dubois Foundation. For more information, please visit the Studium Generale website. Watch
On 13 September 2015 Prof. Dr. Raymond Corbey gave a lecture in Eijsden about the different theories related to the making of handaxes by our ancestor Homo Erectus. Not only did Prof. Corbey present the three competing paradigms currently popular among paleontologists but he revealed
The Eugène Dubois Foundation is very proud of its new acquisition, a replica of the statue of Pithecanthropus erectus (Java Man) sculpted originally by Eugène Dubois himself for the Paris World Fair of 1900. The original statue was exhibited in the building that now houses the famous
On Wednesday 10 June, primatologist and ethologist Prof. Frans de Waal held a lecture at Maastricht University entitled ‘War & Peace among the primates’. The lecture took taking place as part of theEugène Dubois rotating Chair, which was appointed to prof. De Waal in October 2014.
The objective of our visit to this limestone quarry near Maastricht was to inspect the Iridium-rich layer which marks the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) extinction event. In a relatively short period of time, ca. 66 million years ago, all non-avian dinosaurs went extinct, together with t
On March 22 2015, zooarchaeologist Dr. José Joordens gave a lecture in Eijsden (near Maastricht, the Netherlands) in a place situated about 100 metres from Eugène Dubois’ birth house. Topic: the discovery of an intentionally scrached shell, and of a number of shells which were c
The Eugène Dubois Foundation held its board meeting on 4 December 2014 at the Neanderthal Museum in Mettman, Germany. We were all delighted about the publication in Nature this week of the important research study that once again put Eugène Dubois’ work in Java at the end of the
The Dutch primatologist and ethologist Prof. Frans de Waal is the first professor to be appointed to the annually rotating Eugène Dubois Chair. He accepted his nomination with a public lecture on 3 October, entitled ‘The measure of all things? Ape and Human Cognition’.