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  • Meave Leakey awarded National Geographic’s Hubbard Medal
    Meave Leakey awarded National Geographic’s Hubbard Medal

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  • Evidence of a prehistoric massacre extends the history of warfare
    Evidence of a prehistoric massacre extends the history of warfare

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  • Spring Semester Origins Field School begins!
    Spring Semester Origins Field School begins!

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  • New website enables online fossil hunting
    New website enables online fossil hunting

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  • Oldest known stone tools found in Kenya
    Oldest known stone tools found in Kenya's Turkana Basin

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  • New Homo fossils
    Ancient Homo fossils found in Kenya

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    Richard Leakey biopic announced; Angelina Jolie to direct

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TBI hosts thirteenth HEW: Rethinking Tool-making

TBI hosts thirteenth HEW: Rethinking Tool-making
The Turkana Basin Institute will host the thirteenth workshop of the Stony Brook/TBI Human Evolution[...]

Congratulations to the Spring 2016 TBI Field School Graduates

Congratulations to the Spring 2016 TBI Field School Graduates
Finally we bring the Spring 2016 TBI Field School to a close. The students have learned and accompli[...]

A site tour around Nariokotome, the archaeology of the Holocene, and a bit of digging in the dirt

A site tour around Nariokotome, the archaeology of the Holocene, and a bit of digging in the dirt
The Early Pleistocene archaeological sites on the west side of Late Turkana are some of the richest [...]

Making, using, and understanding stone tools

Making, using, and understanding stone tools
We switched our focus in the Archaeology module back to the Stone Age, starting with some hands-on l[...]

A visit from Richard and Meave Leakey and Kenyan cultural heritage

A visit from Richard and Meave Leakey and Kenyan cultural heritage
Profs. Richard and Meave Leakey stopped by TBI Turkwel for a visit with the field school students in[...]

 

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