The twelfth annual Stony Brook Human Evolution Workshop was held at the Turkana Basin Institute’s (TBI) Turkwel research facility, between August 5-9th, 2014. The workshop was organized to mark the 50th Anniversary of the publication by Louis Leakey, Phillip Tobias and John Napier of the paper that established Homo habilis as a taxon (Leakey, L. S. [...]
The Peking Man site at Zhoukoudian and the fossil remains uncovered there continue to be a source of evolutionary fascination. The disappearance of these fossils en route from China to the American Museum of Natural History in 1941 has added to the mystery. While China’s contribution to our understanding of primate and human evolution has [...]
We had a high profile visit a few weeks ago at TBI-Turkwel and TBI-Ileret by the Deputy President William Ruto, Dr. Hassan Wario, Minister for Cultural Heritage and Sports, the Governor of the Turkana County, Governor Nanok and several senior government officials. The visit was at the invitation of Richard Leakey. They visitors arrived by helicopter in [...]
Renowned anthropologist Meave Leakey, a research professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Turkana Basin Institute at Stony Brook University, has been named a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences. She is among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries that were elected in recognition for their distinguished and [...]
The ancient task, new every day, of finding water on Africa's arid plains. Celebrating a wedding by sacrificing and roasting a goat. Bringing electricity and modern health care to people who dwell in palm-frond huts and count their wealth in cattle. Sixteen students from Stony Brook University's School of Journalism spent 10 days at TBI over [...]
Read about the visit of President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., to TBI's facilities in Kenya in the Office of the President Blog
National Geographic Television debuts Bones of Turkana on May 16, 2012.
Beloved musician Paul Simon performed at a fundraising event on Wednesday, May 2, in support of Richard Leakey's vision for the Turkana Basin Institute.