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Oldest Stone Artifacts Found in Kenya’s Turkana Basin

The West Turkana Archaeological Project team has found the earliest known stone artifacts, dating to 3.3 million years ago. The discovery pushes back the beginning of the archaeological record by 700,000 years, or by over a quarter of humanity's previously-known material cultural history.

By |2017-01-04T18:04:41+00:00May 18th, 2015|Featured|Comments Off on Oldest Stone Artifacts Found in Kenya’s Turkana Basin

Ancient Homo fossils discovered in Kenya

Discovered near the village of Ileret (shown on map) in northern Kenya, 3 new hominin individuals were announced on March 27. New hominin fossils from the Turkana Basin were announced on March 27 at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in St. Louis, MO. These fossils, representing 3 individuals of the genus [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:04:42+00:00April 28th, 2015|Featured|Comments Off on Ancient Homo fossils discovered in Kenya

Richard Leakey biopic announced; Angelina Jolie to direct

Richard Leakey made headlines around the world in 1989 when a stockpile of 12 tons of ivory was burned in Nairobi National Park. This media event was orchestrated by Leakey, then Director of the Kenya Wildlife Service, to raise awareness of the massive poaching problem from which Kenya was suffering at the time, and [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:04:52+00:00September 24th, 2014|Featured|Comments Off on Richard Leakey biopic announced; Angelina Jolie to direct

Meave Leakey to be honored at human evolution symposium

On 26-27 September 2014 at Toulouse, France, in the symposium The African Human Fossil Record. This public event, open to researchers and students in paleoanthropology and prehistory as well as to the nonprofessional audience, will present thirteen talks provided by eminent specialists discussing the ancestry, life-history, diet, behavior, and other aspects of early Homo. The panel [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:04:52+00:00September 17th, 2014|Events|Comments Off on Meave Leakey to be honored at human evolution symposium