Richard Leakey

Richard Leakey

Paleoanthropologist; chairman, Turkana Basin Institute; professor, Stony Brook University; fellow, Royal Society of London.
Richard Leakey’s prolific career as paleoanthropologist, politician, and environmentalist has spanned five decades. His pioneering work in the Turkana Basin region of northern Kenya has unearthed much of the existing fossil evidence for human evolution. Currently, he serves as chairman of the Turkana Basin Institute, a scientific research organization that builds upon the 40+ years of prehistory research in the area around Lake Turkana. In addition, Leakey is a Professor of Anthropology at Stony Brook University, Fellow of the Royal Society of London, and former Director of both the National Museums of Kenya and the Kenya Wildlife Service.
Latest contributions by Richard Leakey

The End of the Evolution Debate

The physical evidence is so overwhelming that the theory of evolution can no longer be denied.