Evolution

Origins in Turkana

We’ve had an incredible first few weeks at TBI Turkwel! After our time at Mpala, we’ve hit the ground running and have been really busy visiting the incredible sites in the Turkana Basin and enjoying life at TBI!   As part of the Environments, Ecosystems and Evolution course taught by Dr. Nicholas Taylor, we created toilet [...]

By |2023-09-12T11:36:25+03:00June 18th, 2023|Featured, Field Schools, General, Origins Field School, Origins Summer Field School, Origins Summer Field School 2023|Comments Off on Origins in Turkana

Summer 2023 Field Schools Underway!

Jambo! The Summer 2023 Field Schools are underway!! This year, we have both an Origins Field School and a Global Innovation Field School, being led by Dr. Nicholas Taylor and Acacia Leakey respectively, with Teaching Assistant Medina Lubisia. We arrived in Turkana earlier today, having spent an amazing few days at Mpala Research Center and [...]

Learning about Vertebrate evolution in Turkana Basin

Hello! I’m Ian McMahon, a graduate student here at TBI. I graduated from SUNY Potsdam in 2020 with a degree in archaeology, specializing in human evolution and origins. This week, we started our paleontology module, taught by Dr. Ellen Miller, learning about the MIocene vertebrates of the Turkana Basin. The Miocene lasted from 23.03 to [...]

By |2022-11-18T15:36:59+03:00October 26th, 2022|Fall 2022, Featured, Field Schools, General, Origins Field School|Comments Off on Learning about Vertebrate evolution in Turkana Basin

Alex Chege’s Journey To The Baldwin Fellowship

The excitement that Alex Chege had upon securing the Baldwin Fellowship has its roots in his journey. Connecting the dots from when he was young, it isn't by chance that he is now undertaking the Ecology and Evolution PhD Program at Stony Brook University under the mentorship of Dr. Catherine Markham and Dr. Richard [...]

By |2022-07-12T11:53:31+03:00December 17th, 2021|Featured, General|Comments Off on Alex Chege’s Journey To The Baldwin Fellowship

Tracing our Ancestry

This Week, the students have been introduced to the story of being and becoming human. The scientific story of human evolution. Humans have always been curious to identify who they really are which poses questions like; how and why are we different from other mammals? What made us develop distinct traits like bipedality and bigger [...]

By |2022-05-26T10:20:51+03:00March 10th, 2018|Field Schools, General, Origins Field School, Spring 2018|Comments Off on Tracing our Ancestry
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