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Hillary Sale at a glance will pass off as a calm man; one who has little to tell but there is no doubt that behind this facade is a man who has seen much more

Hillary Sale at a glance will pass off as a calm man; one who has little to tell but there is no doubt that behind this facade is a man who has seen much more


plotting the next move: KFRP’s one of the oldest fossil hunters of the second generation, Hilary Sale towers in front of a lush green part of the badlands; evidence of recent rains

 Perhaps one of the enduring memories is his Surname that sounds rather exotic but whose pronunciation once correctly done is a world apart from the Western version. That however is not the only inspiring tale about a man who has had so many hominin finds to his name that the total individual specimens could easily leave one in awe.

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Sale working on a hominin sieve in the Karare: he has the ability to find fossils where no one gets them and the hominid team prides itself in having him as one of their own

He has earned the name, ‘geologist’ because of the number of geologists he has had to walk with as a guide since he started working with KFRP and actually, if experience is anything to go by, then he is the most accomplished local geologist around at the moment. Some of the geologists he worked with when they were students are now lecturing him during the various field classes the crew does as part of the larger training as fossil hunters. Married with two children, Sale went to school at the local Ileret Primary school and earned his certificate before eventually working with KFRP where apart from being a dependable fossil hunter, he now works in the laboratory as a preparator when the season takes a break. He is now an expert in micro mammal sieving.

On his spare time, Sale likes playing Soccer as well as Volleyball, both of which games he plays expertly

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:37+00:00 January 6th, 2011|Hominid Hunters|Comments Off on Featuring Sale

About the Author:

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