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

  • Final week: archaeology, stone knapping, and graduation!
    by Evelyn Glaze on July 16, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    The students, staff, and Tom! During the final few days of the TBI Origins Summer Field School, Dr. Sonia Harmand joined our students for an intensive introduction to Earlier Stone Age archaeology in the Turkana Basin. Dr. Harmand and SBU […]

  • More research at TBI Turkwel
    by Dorien de Vries on July 12, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Students have been working on their research projects at the TBI Turkwel campus under supervision of Dr. Jason Lewis. One group of students has been drilling modern and fossil teeth to obtain samples that will be analyzed to examine stable […]

  • Napudet hills and student research projects!
    by Evelyn Glaze on July 10, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Ryan and Morgan at the Napudet Hills (photo credit: Dorien de Vries). Dr. Craig Feibel talks about the geological setting of the Miocene deposits in the Napudet Hills (photo credit: Dorien de Vries). Last Sunday, the students joined […]

  • Post-excavation lab work at TBI Turkwel
    by Dorien de Vries on July 8, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    As a reward for their hard work in the field, the group spent last Sunday in the nearby town of Lodwar. Lodwar is the closest population center, and it is growing in size every day. The students enjoyed milkshakes at the Diner and some […]

  • Congratulations Global Innovation Field School!
    by Julian Kingston on July 2, 2017 at 3:45 am

    In their final week, the students visit a new area near Sericho, a small fishing town a mile away from the Ethiopian border. Here the group is introduced to new people and a new lifestyle. Very few people in Ileret town use fishing as a […]

  • Planting Seeds for a Ripe Future
    by Julian Kingston on June 24, 2017 at 9:13 am

      This week the Global Innovation team discussed their ideas for long-term projects. The five short term projects had covered major aspects of the community’s ability to develop sustainably and thus are important topics the group […]

  • A Journey into Evolution, Solar Energy, & Paleontology
    by Julian Kingston on June 24, 2017 at 8:43 am

    One of the great prospects that Kenya has is its abundance of open flat land and solar power. Because of this, photovoltaic, or solar panel systems are a very favorable form of obtaining energy for the communities that need it. Professor […]

  • Stones, sediments, and artifacts – archaeology has begun!
    by Evelyn Glaze on June 22, 2017 at 4:44 am

    (Counterclockwise from bottom left) Petra, Sheng, Karolina, Nathan, Kelly, Ian, and TA Evelyn watch as Dr. Lisa Hildebrand discusses how to recognize stone tools. This week our students have started their second module ‘Archeological […]

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