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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Exciting new fossils discovered east of Lake Turkana confirm that there were two additional species of our genus –Homo – living alongside our direct human ancestral species, Homo erectus, almost two million years ago.
National Geographic Television debuts Bones of Turkana on May 16, 2012.
Beloved musician Paul Simon performed at a fundraising event on Wednesday, May 2, in support of Richard Leakey's vision for the Turkana Basin Institute.
Beloved singer/songwriter Paul Simon takes the stage for a special event in New York City to support Richard Leakey's vision for the Turkana Basin Institute.