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Writers Conference to be held at TBI Turkwel

Building on the success of last year’s January overseas Writers Conference in Florence, Italy, the Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Creative Writing and Literature has organized a Writers Conference and “Poetry Workshop in the Land Where Language Began” starting January 2, 2012 and running through January 11. The conference kicks off with two [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:23+00:00 October 20th, 2011|Events|Comments Off on Writers Conference to be held at TBI Turkwel

Scientists lecture on growing evidence for human evolution

Leading scientists John Shea of Stony Brook University, Sarah Tishkoff of the University of Pennsylvania, and Tim White of the University of California, Berkeley, will detail a global exploration spanning millions of years to illuminate the rise of modern humans beginning October 6, 2011.

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:24+00:00 September 26th, 2011|Events|Comments Off on Scientists lecture on growing evidence for human evolution

Stony Brook professor John J. Shea to speak at screening of Herzog’s ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams’

STONY BROOK, N.Y. - On Monday, September 26 at 7 PM, Stony Brook University Anthropology Professor John J. Shea, a recognized expert on stone tools and early humans, will lend an insightful perspective as the guest speaker at the Port Jefferson Documentary Series showing of Werner Herzog’s ground-breaking documentary film, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, at [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:25+00:00 August 18th, 2011|Events|Comments Off on Stony Brook professor John J. Shea to speak at screening of Herzog’s ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams’

Richard Leakey and Donald Johanson to share the stage in NYC

Celebrating decades of groundbreaking exploration in East Africa, these renowned paleoanthropologists will make this joint appearance to discuss the overwhelming evidence for evolution in the hominid fossil record and why understanding our evolutionary history is so important. Known for such landmark discoveries as "Lucy" (Johanson) and "Turkana Boy" (Leakey), the work of these [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:33+00:00 March 11th, 2011|Events, General|Comments Off on Richard Leakey and Donald Johanson to share the stage in NYC

The Miocene Comes Alive in West Turkana

The ninth annual Stony Brook Human Evolution Workshop, “Our ancestors’ ancestors: the Miocene roots of the hominin tree” took place in Kenya, August 17 – 21, 2010. The ninth annual Stony Brook Human Evolution Workshop, “Our ancestors’ ancestors: the Miocene roots of the hominin tree” took place in Kenya, August 17 – 21, 2010. Participants [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:37+00:00 December 21st, 2010|Events, General|Comments Off on The Miocene Comes Alive in West Turkana

Leakeys give presentations in U.S. from east to west coasts

In October, Richard, Meave and Louise Leakey spent time making public appearances, lecturing, and visiting with old friends and new across the United States. In October, Richard, Meave and Louise Leakey spent time making public appearances, lecturing, and visiting with old friends and new across the United States. Richard Leakey speaks at the Greenwich Public [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:38+00:00 November 5th, 2010|Events, General|Comments Off on Leakeys give presentations in U.S. from east to west coasts

TBI celebrates fifty years of “Zinj” in NYC

2009 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of Zinjanthropus in Olduvai Gorge by Mary Leakey, and The Turkana Basin Institute celebrated the event with a public symposium on September 30, 2009 at Rockefeller University in New York City. You can also view this post in Google Earth/Maps. 2009 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:47+00:00 November 9th, 2009|Events, General|Comments Off on TBI celebrates fifty years of “Zinj” in NYC