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Stony Brook University & TBI

Visit the Stony Brook University website. Stony Brook University serves as the academic base affiliated with the Turkana Basin Institute. It provides facilities and support for lecture series, symposia, outreach, and fundraising activities; an academic home for graduate and postdoctoral students from both America and Africa; and Internet library access for the research centers at [...]

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Welcome from Richard Leakey

Dr. Richard Leakey Since I first began my career in the study of human evolution I have been continually impressed by the tremendous public interest that exists for the subject. I have enjoyed the chance to lecture to large audiences all over the world. Wherever I have spoken I have found the same [...]

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About TBI

In 2005, Richard Leakey outlined to Stony Brook his concept for an institute that could provide the permanent infrastructure to enable year-round research in this remote area of sub-Saharan Africa. The University enthusiastically endorsed the idea of TBI, committing funds for the Stony Brook end of the project. Additional fundraising began in 2006; construction of [...]

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Importance of the Turkana Basin

The Turkana Basin region is a source of unprecedented fossil and archaeological evidence for all major stages of human development. This is the place where our story is written. Every human being alive today shares DNA inherited from a common ancestral population that we currently believe lived in or within a few hundred miles of [...]

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Timeline of Exploration

For over a century, explorers and scientists have been drawn to the Turkana Basin with a sense of awe for its remoteness and its secrets. The first paleontological expedition to the Turkana Basin occurred in 1902; the pace quickened soon after that, and in the following decades numerous expeditions explored the fossil deposits of Lake [...]

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TBI’s Community Outreach program

The long-term success of TBI requires the support and participation of local communities in all aspects of the work from construction to scientific research support. TBI helps to raise support and awareness via program coordinators based at the TBI field stations who work closely with the local communities on each side of the lake. [...]

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