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SBU journalism students visit Turkana Basin

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 [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:11+00:00 February 13th, 2013|Featured|Comments Off on SBU journalism students visit Turkana Basin

Dr. Lawrence Martin assumes full-time directorship of TBI

Stony Brook University's Dr. Lawrence Martin has agreed to serve, on a full-time basis, as Director of the Turkana Basin Institute. Martin has been at the heart of TBI activities since its creation in 2005, and has worked closely with Richard Leakey on fundraising, developing a field school, developing a self-sustaining business plan for TBI [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:22+00:00 January 12th, 2012|Featured, General|Comments Off on Dr. Lawrence Martin assumes full-time directorship of TBI

Louise Leakey and Autodesk launch 3D fossils website

Dr. Louise Leakey (TBI, Stony Brook University) and 3D software company Autodesk have teamed up with the National Museums of Kenya to create an ongoing interactive showcase famous fossil discoveries from the Turkana Basin in virtual 3D. Newley launched, AfricanFossils.org enables visitors to explore a virtual "lab" filled with numerous famous fossil finds which can [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:22+00:00 November 30th, 2011|Featured, General|Comments Off on Louise Leakey and Autodesk launch 3D fossils website

Scientists from around the world attend tenth Human Evolution Workshop

Scientists from around the world are arriving at TBI's Turkwel research facility in northern Kenya for the tenth annual Stony Brook University Human Evolution Workshop, held August 2-6. The workshop, entitled “Geological History of the Turkana Basin,”  will cover topics such as the plate tectonic setting of the Turkana Basin, relation of the Turkana Depression [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:25+00:00 August 1st, 2011|Featured, General|Comments Off on Scientists from around the world attend tenth Human Evolution Workshop