Students had a fun and successful day hunting for fossils. The first stop was the site called Losodok – a landscape of rolling hills and – lucky for us – lots of wind. Temperatures can easily sore above 100 F or 40 C during the day. Losodok dates to over 15 million years ago and is famous for its ape fossils (Kamoyapithecus hamiltoni). Students found many fragmented fossilized bones, including those of turtles and large mammals (elephants?).
Hello, I am Anja Deppe. I am a physical anthropologist and am interested in all aspects of ecology and animal behavior. In Madagascar, I investigated how mouse lemurs (tiny primates) use their senses of seeing, hearing, and smelling to avoid predators. I am currently the director of the Turkana Basin Institute Field School and share my time between Kenya and Stony Brook University.