Dr. William Anyonge Guest Lecturer at TBI Field School in Kenya

April 14, 2011

Dr. William Anyonge with Dr. Richard Leakey and students in the field in northern Kenya.

Dr. William Anyonge with Dr. Richard Leakey and students in the field in northern Kenya.

Dr. William Anyonge of the Biology Department participated as an instructor covering vertebrate paleontology in the last module of the Turkana Basin Institute's Field School in Northern Kenya. The TBI Field School is run jointly by SUNY at Stony Brook and world renowned paleoanthropologist, Dr. Richard Leakey. The two week course ran  March 14 - 26 where Dr. Anyonge taught lectures and lab exercises on taphonomy, vertebrate morphology and evolution. Dr. Anyongek, assisted by Dr. Meave Leakey and Dr. Fredrick Manthi, head of the Kenya National Museum's division of Paleontology, also accompanied students on field exercises. The Turkana region is known as the cradle of humankind where famous fossil hominids (e.g. Homo erectus, Homo habilis, Australopithecus anamensis) have been uncovered over the past century.