Stony Brook University & TBI

Visit the Stony Brook University website. Stony Brook University serves as the academic base affiliated with the Turkana Basin Institute. It provides facilities and support for lecture series, symposia, outreach, and fundraising activities; an academic home for graduate and postdoctoral students from both America and Africa; and Internet library access for the research centers at [...]

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A message from our Founder, Richard Leakey

Dr Richard Erskine Frere Leakey (1944 - 2022) Since I first began my career in the study of human evolution I have been continually impressed by the tremendous public interest that exists for the subject. I have enjoyed the chance to lecture to large audiences all over the world. Wherever I have [...]

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About TBI

In 2005, Richard Leakey outlined to Stony Brook his concept for an institute that could provide the permanent infrastructure to enable year-round research in this remote area of sub-Saharan Africa. The University enthusiastically endorsed the idea of TBI, committing funds for the Stony Brook end of the project. Additional fundraising began in 2006; construction of [...]

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Giving to TBI

HELP SUPPORT OUR WORK Click here to make a gift to TBI The Turkana Basin is a source of unprecedented fossil and archaeological evidence for all major stages of human development. This is the place where our story is written. Within its 7,000 square miles of exposed surface area, rich fossil layers encapsulate [...]

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HEW IX Participants

Participants at the Ninth HEW were: David Alba Peter Andrews David Begun Michel Brunet Eric Delson Mikael Fortelius Kate Goodenberger Terry Harrison Andrew Hill Francis Kirera Yutaka Kunimatsu Louise Leakey Meave Leakey Richard Leakey Laura MacLatchey Kyalo Manthi Lawrence Martin Monte McCrossin Kieran McNulty Ellen Miller Masato Nakatsukasa Mariam Nargolwalla Brian Richmond Mike Rose James [...]

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Turkana Basin Institute Field Schools

Due to increasing popularity, Turkana Basin Institute Field Schools has launched its own website. Please visit KenyaStudyAbroad.org for the latest information on our programs, including: Our popular Origins Semester Abroad Program Our Origins Summer Program Our NEW Geology Field Camp Our Global Innovation Field School Our Harvard Summer Program Our Advanced Graduate Certificate in [...]

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Field trips, lab exercises, and lectures throughout the Field Education Program will include the following: Field transects & landscape mapping Comparison of modern and prehistoric flora and fauna Hands-on experience with fossil prospecting, identification, and taphonomy Learning techniques of paleoenvironmental reconstruction Practical training in archaeological and paleontological survey and excavation techniques Field trips to important [...]

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You'll be based out of TBI's research facilities, located in the beautiful landscape surrounding Lake Turkana. Our facilities are fully equipped with laboratories, teaching area, comfortable accommodation and dining area. There is limited cell phone and internet connectivity on campus.

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