TBI has been honored to host Dr. Deborah Lindell of Case Western Reserve University for the last 8 months during her Fulbright Fellowship in Turkana. Dr. Lindell has been working on developing a Nursing BSN program at the Turkana University College (TUC), as well as teaching TUC students, conducting research into nursing in Turkana county [...]
The Turkana Basin Institute will host the thirteenth workshop of the Stony Brook/TBI Human Evolution Workshop series at its Turkwel campus from August 2 - 6. Entitled Rethinking Tool-making, the workshop is organized by archaeologists Drs. Sonia Harmand and Hélène Roche. The 2015 discovery of the earliest-known stone tools at Lomekwi 3 in West Turkana [...]
Journalist and presenter Zeinab Badawi (BBC) will be conversing with Richard Leakey as he reflects on his life's work at the Royal Society in London next Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 PM London time (1:30 PM EST). Leakey's career over the past fifty years has spanned paleoanthropology, wildlife conservation and campaigning for political justice. This [...]
On 26-27 September 2014 at Toulouse, France, in the symposium The African Human Fossil Record. This public event, open to researchers and students in paleoanthropology and prehistory as well as to the nonprofessional audience, will present thirteen talks provided by eminent specialists discussing the ancestry, life-history, diet, behavior, and other aspects of early Homo. The panel [...]
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 [...]
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.