The tenth annual Stony Brook Human Evolution Workshop will be held at TBI’s Turkwel research facility, Augusts 2-6, 2011. Entitled “Geological History of the Turkana Basin,” this workshop will cover topics such as plate tectonic setting of the Turkana Basin, relation of the Turkana Depression to the Ethiopian Rift and Kenya Rift, timing of major faulting, sedimentary sequences, dating of volcanic sequences, volcanic Rocks & volcanic history, geochemistry of ancient lakes, and geology and its relation to paleontology.
Participants in the upcoming workshop will be a diverse, multidisciplinary group of international scholars with specialized research interests, and with strong working ties to research in the Turkana Basin.
Frank Brown, Distinguished Professor of Geology & Geophysics and Dean of the College of Mines Earth Sciences at the University of Utah will take the lead in organizing HEW X. Dr. Brown has studied the geology of the Turkana Basin since the 1960s.
Past workshops have bee extremely productive for all involved, serving as a forum for disseminating knowledge and ideas, establishing priorities for future research, and forging new scientific collaborations.