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Early tool-makers/geologists

Early tool-makers/geologists

March 13th, 2015

In the fields of paleoanthropology and archaeology we are not just searching for bones of our early ancestors. Instead we...read more

Human activity from the Recent Past

Human activity from the Recent Past

March 7th, 2015

In the last 100,000 years, human behavior evolved to a lifestyle with trading, burying their deceased, fishing, more cooked food,...read more

Monkey see, monkey do…..Monkey is hungry!

Monkey see, monkey do.....Monkey is hungry!

March 2nd, 2015

In the study of archaeology, interpreting the behavior and lives of early humans and their ancestors is based on an...read more

Lothagam- A geologist wonderland

Lothagam- A geologist wonderland

February 28th, 2015

Lothagam- basaltic lava flows, lahars, faulting, volcanic ash, erosion, river channel deposits, muddy floodplains and ancient soils, lake deposits, shell...read more

Lakes in the Turkana Basin- Past, present, and future?

Lakes in the Turkana Basin- Past, present, and future?

February 25th, 2015

When the Turkana Basin was not dominated by river systems, the rock record indicates several paleo-lakes occupied the region and...read more

Rivers- past and present

Rivers- past and present

February 25th, 2015

Interpreting and reconstructing depositional environments of the past involves an understanding of modern processes acting on the Earth surface that...read more

Map it!

Map it!

February 24th, 2015

The rock record of the Turkana Basin contains a history of tectonic movement, volcanic activity, and climatic alterations that have all affected p...read more

Local Turkana students visit researchers at TBI

Local Turkana students visit researchers at TBI

February 23rd, 2015

The Turkana Basin Institute (TBI) is not only a non-profit organization interested in scientific research in the Lake Turkana region,...read more

I want to be a paleontologist!

I want to be a paleontologist!

February 13th, 2015

In the past week, we have learned about a variety of animals* and how the habitat has changed in the ancient ...read more

What did they eat??

What did they eat??

February 11th, 2015

Before examining fossilized bones and ancient life, it is important to look at the anatomy of modern mammals. Our next...read more