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

Isaiah Nengo, Associate Director of Turkana Basin Institute, Passes on

Paleontologist and National Geographic Explorer Isaiah Nengo, associate Director of the Turkana Basin Institute and Director for Research and Science at the Turkana Basin Institute passed away on 23 January at the age of 60. He was passionately dedicated to the study of Miocene hominids in Turkana, Kenya and his fieldwork led to the [...]

By |2022-07-12T11:52:48+03:00January 25th, 2022|African Fossils, Featured, General|Comments Off on Isaiah Nengo, Associate Director of Turkana Basin Institute, Passes on

Infrastructural Advancements for Environmental Sustainability at TBI Camps in 2021

2021 was an exciting year for sustainability at TBI. We made great strides towards improving our environmental sustainability by increasing investments in clean energy. Over all, we installed over 50 kWp of solar panels, which can generate a cumulative 330 kW of power daily and we installed over 100 kWh of battery storage. This [...]

By |2022-03-30T11:02:14+03:00January 20th, 2022|Featured, General, Projects|Comments Off on Infrastructural Advancements for Environmental Sustainability at TBI Camps in 2021

James Alkerech’s Prosthetic Leg Gave Him a New Lease of Life

James Alkerech was a herder who spent most of his time taking care of his father’s livestock. Life in Fora, located in the remote area of Ileret Ward, has livestock keeping as the primary economic activity. This area is also characterized by frequent conflict over grazing land. In 2018, after a particularly fierce exchange, [...]

By |2022-02-09T16:14:32+03:00January 19th, 2022|Featured, General, Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on James Alkerech’s Prosthetic Leg Gave Him a New Lease of Life

TBI’s Participation At The Tobong’u Lore Festival 2021

Martin Kirinya and Emmanuel Aipa showcase fossils in the TBI booth at the Tobong'u Lore Festival 2021 The Tobong’u Lore cultural festival is an annual event hosted by the Turkana County Government in order to promote peace, indigenous culture and tourism within the region. This brings together local and international groups lending [...]

By |2022-07-12T11:53:20+03:00December 22nd, 2021|Featured, General, Local Community Outreach|Comments Off on TBI’s Participation At The Tobong’u Lore Festival 2021
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