TBI is a research institution supporting scientific projects in the Turkana Basin, Kenya.
  • 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!

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    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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    Ancient Homo fossils found in Kenya

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Ecology at Ileret: semi-desert vegetation, pastoralism and freshwater ecology

Ecology at Ileret: semi-desert vegetation, pastoralism and freshwater ecology
Kenya contains a wide variety of environments and habitats within its boundaries. At Mpala, we obser[...]

The Great Grevy’s Rally

The Great Grevy’s Rally
On January 30th and 31st the TBI field school students were able to take part in a historically impo[...]

Ecology week 1: The carnivores of Mpala

Ecology week 1: The carnivores of Mpala
After learning about the primary producers (vegetation) and their primary consumers (herbivores), we[...]

Ecology Week 1: Vegetation ecology at Mpala

Ecology Week 1: Vegetation ecology at Mpala
We are experiencing an El Niño event all over the globe, seeing weather patterns that are drasticall[...]

Paleolithic butchery and graduation

Paleolithic butchery and graduation
It is the end of the Archaeology module and our field school students have learned a lot about how s[...]

 

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