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“Alesi”: Discovery & Analysis

The discovery in Kenya of a remarkably complete fossil ape skull reveals what the common ancestor of all living apes and humans may have looked like. The find, announced in the scientific journal Nature on August 10th, belongs to an infant that lived about 13 million years ago. The research was done by an [...]

By | 2017-08-14T15:44:44+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Media, Video|Comments Off on “Alesi”: Discovery & Analysis

World Water Day 2017

When Richard Leakey invited Sarah, Duchess of York, to visit the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya their plan was to talk about humankind's place in the world. Sarah did not know that she would be visiting one of the places most affected by the devastating drought in northern Kenya just before World Water Day. [...]

By | 2017-07-14T11:40:37+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Photos|Comments Off on World Water Day 2017

Cheetah at Mpala Research Centre

Origins Field School students observe cheetah at Mpala Research Centre in central Kenya. Studying the wildlife of a modern East African savanna ecosystem provides students an analog for studying the ancient environment of the Lake Turkana Basin, which millions of years ago was much more lush and green than today.

By | 2017-07-14T12:28:35+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Video|Comments Off on Cheetah at Mpala Research Centre