Engineering Takeover!

Welcome to the field school where we study more than just rocks ;) Are you wondering what engineering students do here at TBI? If so, this is the post for you! I’m writing to give you a little insight on the work we do. But first, let me introduce myself and my peer: My name [...]

By |2023-06-18T10:48:05+03:00June 13th, 2023|Featured, Field Schools, General, Global Innovation Field School, Global Innovation Field School 2023|Comments Off on Engineering Takeover!

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 [...]

Geology in Lothagam and Napudet

Hello! My name is Owich and I am an anthropology graduate from the University of Nairobi. We began our second week of geology with a morning classroom session with Dr. Gathogo taking us through the short Cretaceous window, and reconstruction of the Turkana basin geography and particularly the Cenozoic (Age of mammals) rich-sediments. In summary, [...]

By |2022-11-18T15:36:57+03:00October 10th, 2022|Fall 2022, Featured, Field Schools, General, Origins Field School|Comments Off on Geology in Lothagam and Napudet

Digging into the geology of the Turkana Basin

Hello, my name is Amelia and I am currently majoring in Anthropology through SUNY Albany in New York. This week we dove into our geology module! We started off by learning the basics of using both the Brunton compass, along with more modern technology by using a handheld GPS system linked to satellites for navigation. [...]

By |2022-11-18T15:36:45+03:00October 4th, 2022|Fall 2022, Featured, General, Origins Field School|Comments Off on Digging into the geology of the Turkana Basin

Buluk – Geologically Speaking

Pan of the Miocene Dead Elephant Valley in Buluk, Kenya The last stop on the Turkana Miocene Project field tour was Buluk, Kenya, which has for many years been headed by Ellen Miller. Located east of Lake Turkana, Buluk is an early Miocene site that is rife with…. everything! It is a [...]

By |2022-07-25T09:45:48+03:00July 25th, 2022|African Fossils, Featured, Projects, Research|Comments Off on Buluk – Geologically Speaking

Kamoya Kimeu, legendary Paleontologist, passes away.

We are very sad to share with you the news that Kamoya Kimeu passed away earlier this week after a short spell in hospital with kidney complications. We send our deepest condolences and thoughts to all of his family. Our subsequent appeal to friends and well-wishers to help the family with medical and funeral expenses, [...]

By |2022-08-05T08:32:39+03:00July 23rd, 2022|Featured, Research|Comments Off on Kamoya Kimeu, legendary Paleontologist, passes away.

“Turkana Tools: The Dawn of Technology” comes home.

In December 2021, the West Turkana Archaeological Project (WTAP) in partnership with the Turkana Basin Institute, the National Museums of Kenya, and with support from the French government opened an exhibition in Nairobi to showcase the earliest stone tools in the world, found in Lomekwi, Turkana County in 2013.  In June 2022 the exhibition moved [...]

By |2022-07-15T14:21:43+03:00July 11th, 2022|Featured, Projects, Research|Comments Off on “Turkana Tools: The Dawn of Technology” comes home.

The Rocky Framework to the Rift

Mountains south of Lokichar. These rocks form the core of a Neoproterozoic island arc. Turkana and the East African Rift. The ‘cradle of humanity’. But what is this cradle actually made of? And why is The Rift where it is anyway? The Rift is such an important feature for nurturing primates and hominids [...]

By |2022-07-15T14:22:03+03:00June 29th, 2022|Featured, General, Research|Comments Off on The Rocky Framework to the Rift
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