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The 12th Human Evolution Workshop at TBI: ‘Handy-man’ in 2014

The twelfth annual Stony Brook Human Evolution Workshop was held at the Turkana Basin Institute’s (TBI) Turkwel research facility, between August 5-9th, 2014. The workshop was organized to mark the 50th Anniversary of the publication by Louis Leakey, Phillip Tobias and John Napier of the paper that established Homo habilis as a taxon (Leakey, L. S. [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:04:53-08:00August 9th, 2014|Featured|Comments Off on The 12th Human Evolution Workshop at TBI: ‘Handy-man’ in 2014

TBI and Stony Brook sponsor Peking Man symposium

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 [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:04:54-08:00April 28th, 2014|Featured|Comments Off on TBI and Stony Brook sponsor Peking Man symposium

Visit to Turkana Basin Institute by Kenya’s Deputy President

We had a high profile visit a few weeks ago at TBI-Turkwel and TBI-Ileret by the Deputy President William Ruto, Dr. Hassan Wario, Minister for Cultural Heritage and Sports, the Governor of the Turkana County, Governor Nanok and several senior government officials. The visit was at the invitation of Richard Leakey. They visitors arrived by helicopter in [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:06-08:00August 7th, 2013|Featured, General|Comments Off on Visit to Turkana Basin Institute by Kenya’s Deputy President

Meave Leakey elected to National Academy of Sciences

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 [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:07-08:00May 9th, 2013|Featured|Comments Off on Meave Leakey elected to National Academy of Sciences

SBU journalism students visit Turkana Basin

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 [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:11-08:00February 13th, 2013|Featured|Comments Off on SBU journalism students visit Turkana Basin