Stony Brook University's Dr. Lawrence Martin has agreed to serve, on a full-time basis, as Director of the Turkana Basin Institute. Martin has been at the heart of TBI activities since its creation in 2005, and has worked closely with Richard Leakey on fundraising, developing a field school, developing a self-sustaining business plan for TBI [...]
Dr. Louise Leakey (TBI, Stony Brook University) and 3D software company Autodesk have teamed up with the National Museums of Kenya to create an ongoing interactive showcase famous fossil discoveries from the Turkana Basin in virtual 3D. Newley launched, AfricanFossils.org enables visitors to explore a virtual "lab" filled with numerous famous fossil finds which can [...]
Stony Brook University is hosting a Turkana Basin Field School information session on Wednesday, December 7th from 1:00-2:00 in the TBI Seminar Room.
Leading scientists John Shea of Stony Brook University, Sarah Tishkoff of the University of Pennsylvania, and Tim White of the University of California, Berkeley, will detail a global exploration spanning millions of years to illuminate the rise of modern humans beginning October 6, 2011.
STONY BROOK, N.Y. - On Monday, September 26 at 7 PM, Stony Brook University Anthropology Professor John J. Shea, a recognized expert on stone tools and early humans, will lend an insightful perspective as the guest speaker at the Port Jefferson Documentary Series showing of Werner Herzog’s ground-breaking documentary film, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, at [...]
University of Utah scientists used chemical isotopes in ancient soil to measure prehistoric tree cover – in effect, shade – and found that grassy, tree-dotted savannas prevailed at most East African sites where human ancestors and their ape relatives evolved during the past 6 million years.
Scientists from around the world are arriving at TBI's Turkwel research facility in northern Kenya for the tenth annual Stony Brook University Human Evolution Workshop, held August 2-6. The workshop, entitled “Geological History of the Turkana Basin,” will cover topics such as the plate tectonic setting of the Turkana Basin, relation of the Turkana Depression [...]
The Tenth annual SBU Human Evolution workshop, entitled "Geological History of the Turkana Basin" will be held from August 2-6, 2011 at TBI's Turkwel research facility in Kenya.