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TBI hosts thirteenth HEW: Rethinking Tool-making

The Turkana Basin Institute will host the thirteenth workshop of the Stony Brook/TBI Human Evolution Workshop series at its Turkwel campus from August 2 - 6. Entitled Rethinking Tool-making, the workshop is organized by archaeologists Drs. Sonia Harmand and Hélène Roche. The 2015 discovery of the earliest-known stone tools at Lomekwi 3 in West Turkana [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:04:34+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Events|Comments Off on TBI hosts thirteenth HEW: Rethinking Tool-making

In conversation with Richard Leakey

Journalist and presenter Zeinab Badawi (BBC) will be conversing with Richard Leakey as he reflects on his life's work at the Royal Society in London next Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 PM London time (1:30 PM EST). Leakey's career over the past fifty years has spanned paleoanthropology, wildlife conservation and campaigning for political justice. This [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:04:40+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Events|Comments Off on In conversation with Richard Leakey

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+00:00 September 17th, 2014|Events|Comments Off on Meave Leakey to be honored at human evolution symposium

TBI to host Homo habilis workshop

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the announcement of Homo habilis, TBI will host the SBU/TBI Human Evolution Workshop XII, entitled “50 years of Homo habilis,” at its Turkwel facility on August 5-10. Published in 1964 in the scientific journal Nature, this workshop will re-examine some of the main claims made in that paper in light [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:04:53+00:00 May 22nd, 2014|Events|Comments Off on TBI to host Homo habilis workshop