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TBI awards new graduate fellowships

The Turkana Basin Institute is pleased to announce it has awarded two new graduate fellowships. Natasha Gownaris is a second year doctoral student at the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Science's Institute for Ocean Conservation Science. She is interested in how planned hydroelectric development and climate change might impact the fisheries of Lake Turkana and the [...]

By | 2011-08-01T22:56:12+00:00 May 31st, 2011|General|Comments Off on TBI awards new graduate fellowships

Richard Leakey and Donald Johanson to share the stage in NYC

Celebrating decades of groundbreaking exploration in East Africa, these renowned paleoanthropologists will make this joint appearance to discuss the overwhelming evidence for evolution in the hominid fossil record and why understanding our evolutionary history is so important. Known for such landmark discoveries as "Lucy" (Johanson) and "Turkana Boy" (Leakey), the work of these [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:33+00:00 March 11th, 2011|Events, General|Comments Off on Richard Leakey and Donald Johanson to share the stage in NYC

Stony Brook scientist revisits traditional view of human origins

Professor John Shea presents evidence that early human behavior was no less complex than that of living humans. Stone points dating to at least 104,000 years ago from Omo Kibish, Ethiopia. These points, shaped by pressure-flaking and likely used as projectile points are more than 65,000 years older than the oldest similar artifacts from the [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:33+00:00 March 7th, 2011|Featured, General|Comments Off on Stony Brook scientist revisits traditional view of human origins

The Miocene Comes Alive in West Turkana

The ninth annual Stony Brook Human Evolution Workshop, “Our ancestors’ ancestors: the Miocene roots of the hominin tree” took place in Kenya, August 17 – 21, 2010. The ninth annual Stony Brook Human Evolution Workshop, “Our ancestors’ ancestors: the Miocene roots of the hominin tree” took place in Kenya, August 17 – 21, 2010. Participants [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:37+00:00 December 21st, 2010|Events, General|Comments Off on The Miocene Comes Alive in West Turkana

Turkwel Laboratory October 2010

The TBI Turkwel campus construction is still in progress. The sixth cottage is being fitted with doors and is being painted. The TBI Turkwel campus construction is still in progress. The sixth cottage is being fitted with doors and is being painted. A constructed wall of the big laboratory.  Construction continues at TBI Turkwel and [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:38+00:00 November 15th, 2010|General|Comments Off on Turkwel Laboratory October 2010

TBI launches new video channel

The Turkana Basin Institute is pleased to share our new TBI video channel on YouTube. The Turkana Basin Institute is pleased to share our new TBI video channel on YouTube. Our new video channel is designed to bring you interesting and educational videos of lectures, interviews, symposia, television programming and more, relating to the various [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:38+00:00 November 14th, 2010|General|Comments Off on TBI launches new video channel

TBI postdoc receives grant for Holocene research in Turkana

TBI postdoctoral fellow Amanuel Beyin recently received a grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation in the amount of $20,000 to conduct field research in the western Turkana Basin region this fall. TBI postdoctoral fellow Amanuel Beyin recently received a grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation in the amount of $20,000 to conduct field research in the western [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:39+00:00 August 27th, 2010|General|Comments Off on TBI postdoc receives grant for Holocene research in Turkana