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’.