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TBI to host Homo habilis workshop

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the announcement of Homo habilis, TBI will host the SBU/TBI Human Evolution Workshop XII, entitled “50 years of Homo habilis,” at its Turkwel facility on August 5-10. Published in 1964 in the scientific journal Nature, this workshop will re-examine some of the main claims made in that paper in light [...]

By | May 22nd, 2014|Events|Comments Off on TBI to host Homo habilis workshop

TBI and Stony Brook sponsor Peking Man symposium

The Peking Man site at Zhoukoudian and the fossil remains uncovered there continue to be a source of evolutionary fascination. The disappearance of these fossils en route from China to the American Museum of Natural History in 1941 has added to the mystery. While China’s contribution to our understanding of primate and human evolution has [...]

By | April 28th, 2014|Featured|Comments Off on TBI and Stony Brook sponsor Peking Man symposium

Meave Leakey elected to National Academy of Sciences

Renowned anthropologist Meave Leakey, a research professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Turkana Basin Institute at Stony Brook University, has been named a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences. She is among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries that were elected in recognition for their distinguished and [...]

By | May 9th, 2013|Featured|Comments Off on Meave Leakey elected to National Academy of Sciences

SBU journalism students visit Turkana Basin

The ancient task, new every day, of finding water on Africa's arid plains. Celebrating a wedding by sacrificing and roasting a goat. Bringing electricity and modern health care to people who dwell in palm-frond huts and count their wealth in cattle. Sixteen students from Stony Brook University's School of Journalism spent 10 days at TBI over [...]

By | February 13th, 2013|Featured|Comments Off on SBU journalism students visit Turkana Basin

New fossils from the Turkana Basin shed light on early human evolution

Exciting new fossils discovered east of Lake Turkana confirm that there were two additional species of our genus –Homo – living alongside our direct human ancestral species, Homo erectus, almost two million years ago.

By | August 8th, 2012|Discovery|Comments Off on New fossils from the Turkana Basin shed light on early human evolution