The Turkana Basin Institute has joined the project Consolidating the Future through Mastering the Deep Past (CONFMAP), led by archaeologist Sonia Harmand of Stony Brook University and TBI. The project is funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, and aims to improve access to paleosciences for marginalized populations while raising awareness in Kenyan of the value of the prehistoric archaeological heritage of Turkana County in northern Kenya.
By Scott Bjelland|2021-05-14T10:09:50-07:00May 14th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Sticky|Comments Off on TBI joins CONFMAP to improve public prehistory education in Kenya
The NSF Frontier Research in Earth Sciences program (FRES) has funded the Turkana Miocene Project proposal to the tune of ~$2.7 million. The grant will fund research over 4 years to better understand how climate change and tectonics interacted to shape the evolution of the environment in which the ancestors of humans and our closest living relatives, the chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangs emerged in Africa.
By Scott Bjelland|2021-05-14T10:04:08-07:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Featured|Comments Off on Turkana Miocene Project explores climate change impact on evolution