Preparation for the Field

|Preparation for the Field

We have begun the field season and therefore Sunday was a busy day spent going over the modern bone collection and the hominin casts that are at the TBI field station. Francis and Meave Leakey ran an excellent refersher class for us preparing us well for finding fossils in the field. We had verious identification tasks to complete and an opportunity to discuss and ask questions.

We have also been working through some of the collections from previous years, identifying and labelling the specimens as they are being put out in trays ready for preparation.

We are now going out each day looking for fossils, while some of the team continue with training on preparation in the laboratory.

Martin (foreground and Apollo, partly hidden) goes through the paces of identifying Hominid casts in the lab:

Martin (foreground and Apollo, partly hidden) goes through the paces of identifying Hominid casts in the lab.

 

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:49+00:00 June 7th, 2009|Koobi Fora Research Project|Comments Off on Preparation for the Field

About the Author:

Lawrence Nzuve is the collections manager for the Turkana Basin Institute. He is based in Kenya.