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TBI and Stony Brook sponsor Peking Man symposium

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 [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:04:54+00:00 April 28th, 2014|Featured|Comments Off on TBI and Stony Brook sponsor Peking Man symposium

Visit to Turkana Basin Institute by Kenya’s Deputy President

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 [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:06+00:00 August 7th, 2013|Featured, General|Comments Off on Visit to Turkana Basin Institute by Kenya’s Deputy President

Meave Leakey elected to National Academy of Sciences

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 [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:07+00:00 May 9th, 2013|Featured|Comments Off on Meave Leakey elected to National Academy of Sciences

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