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Early tool-makers/geologists

Early tool-makers/geologists

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

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!

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's wonderland

Lothagam - a geologist's wonderland

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

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

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!

The rock record of the Turkana Basin contains a history of tectonic movement, volcanic activity, and climatic alterations that have all affected...read more
Local Turkana students visit researchers at TBI

Local Turkana students visit researchers at TBI

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!

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?

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

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