Turkana Basin Institute field assistant Hillary sale is at the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi for training on the sieving and preparation of micro-mammals.
Hillary Sale checking micro-mammal fossil remains using a microscope at the NMK’s Nairobi laboratory. Looking on is Steven Munge of NMK’s Department of Earth Sciences.
Hillary who travelled to Nairobi last week is expected to be working at the Museum’s laboratory for a week or so and is expected to be tutored by NMK’s Senior Scientist Dr. Fredrick Manthi who specialises on Micro-mammals study.
While there, Sale is sure to learn much, and also have a feel of how the Museum’s laboratory works and also get a chance to intermingle with other scientists and colleagues working in Nairobi. He is also expected to take back a wealth of experience and help other field assistants in the sieveing process as micro-mammals have become another very important study in this part of the Turkana Basin.