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Hydroponic gardening at TBI’s research facilities

In our effort to produce fruit and green vegetables locally, to supply the Turkana Basin Institute field stations at Ileret and Turkwel, we set up two successful hydroponics gardens. Hydroponics is the process of growing plants in sand, gravel or liquid, with added nutrients but without soil. Michael Kibumba manages [...]

By |2018-06-12T13:46:12+00:00June 12th, 2018|Media, Photos|Comments Off on Hydroponic gardening at TBI’s research facilities

Visit to Turkana Basin Institute by Kenya’s Deputy President

We had a high profile visit a few weeks ago at TBI-Turkwel and TBI-Ileret by the Deputy President William Ruto, Dr. Hassan Wario, Minister for Cultural Heritage and Sports, the Governor of the Turkana County, Governor Nanok and several senior government officials. The visit was at the invitation of Richard Leakey. They visitors arrived by helicopter in [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:06+00:00August 7th, 2013|Featured, General|Comments Off on Visit to Turkana Basin Institute by Kenya’s Deputy President

TBI Ileret building construction update

Over the past year at Ileret there has been great progress with the building of the permanent facility. Three buildings are now completed and are being used, the power supply is in place and the current building is being focused on the large building for the laboratories as well as on the student dining area [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:06+00:00August 4th, 2013|Development|Comments Off on TBI Ileret building construction update

Fossil specimens from Area 13

Last year much of a pig skeleton was recovered from a rugged and rocky hillside covered in a tumbling dark and broken slabs of sandstone including many foot bones. We revisited this site and during long rains earlier this year, more of the pig skeleton had eroded from the slope. We were able to collect [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:06+00:00August 1st, 2013|Koobi Fora Research Project|Comments Off on Fossil specimens from Area 13

Koobi Fora Research Project back in the field

The Koobi Fora Research Project is back in the field again this year. Its been busy and exciting so far so finally a few posts from the field season. With one good fossil coming out of the ground already it prompted a visit by Richard Leakey who came and watched the proceedings for [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:06+00:00July 30th, 2013|Koobi Fora Research Project|Comments Off on Koobi Fora Research Project back in the field

Low cost 3D Printing workshop- Trieste, Italy

As part of the 3D Printing for Science and Sustainable Development workshop, Louise Leakey was invited to speak about the African Fossils project in the context of 3D Printing for use in education. A small gathering of some 65 people from many different countries met at the The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:06+00:00May 17th, 2013|African Fossils|Comments Off on Low cost 3D Printing workshop- Trieste, Italy

More on the Ileret water pipeline

Another update from Ileret with images and text by Fraser Smith. This is the progress report on the water pipeline and the generator house that is being built near the borehole. We had decided it best to fill the ditch once we had pumped water through the pipe and checked for leaks. In [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:33+00:00February 24th, 2011|General|Comments Off on More on the Ileret water pipeline