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Recent Posts

Below are the latest posts from the TBI Field Schools blog. To read all of the blog posts, please visit our main blog here.

  • Practising Archaeology
    by Esther Kadaga on March 31, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Photo: Esther Kadaga Our journey through the Archaeology module is coming to an end. We had a few site visits this week and one of the activities the students […]

  • Stone tools and the Nariokotome camping trip
    by Lucy Njogu on March 25, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Stone tools which were a vital technological invention of early humans, enabling them to do things like butchering. Oldowan and Acheulean stone tool […]

  • Saying Goodbye to Ileret, and Hello to Turkwel!
    by Rosie Bryson on March 20, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    On Friday the field school said goodbye to our camp at Ileret where we've lived for the past 7 weeks and got on the TBI plane to fly over the "Jade Sea" (Lake […]

  • Our Complex Human Origins Story
    by Esther Kadaga on March 16, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    We are into the last week of the Human Origins module.  As the students have come to find out, the phylogenetic tree of human ancestry is more bushy than […]

  • Tracing our Ancestry
    by Lucy Njogu on March 10, 2018 at 8:54 am

    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 […]

  • Studying Vertebrate Paleontology in Turkana
    by Rosie Bryson on March 1, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    The students are now well into the Vertebrate Paleontology course with Dr. Bill Sanders from the University of Michigan. Professor Sanders has been teaching […]

  • Visit to Ileret Town
    by Esther Kadaga on February 24, 2018 at 11:03 am

    A Dasenach village. Photo: Rosie Bryson The students visited a village in Ileret and got to know more about the culture of the local Dasenach people. The […]

  • Performing Geologic Autopsies and More
    by Lucy Njogu on February 19, 2018 at 7:37 am

      In the last week, we have been delving deeper into the geology of the Turkana Basin. This included seeking to understand how stratigraphic units […]

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