To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the announcement of Homo habilis, TBI will host the SBU/TBI Human Evolution Workshop XII, entitled “50 years of Homo habilis,” at its Turkwel facility on August 5-10.

Published in 1964 in the scientific journal Nature, this workshop will re-examine some of the main claims made in that paper in light of subsequent decades of new fossil evidence. Attendees to this invitation-only event were chosen for their expertise in the context of the hominin fossil record, and/or because of their familiarity with the fossil record itself.

A public symposium on this same topic will be held in the fall of 2014 at Stony Brook University.