A view of the fossil bearing beds of are 40

Start of summer field season 2012

Our crew has been working in Area 40, to the north of Ileret, for the past several weeks. The hominid gang has been able to overcome the wet weather which was an issue when they first started working there.

A view of the fossil bearing beds of area 40.

Area 40 is rich in many different fauna and we expect to add many different finds to an already rich catalogue. Last season, we were able to get an impressive assemblage of fossils including ancient elephant skeletons which, once fully prepared, will add to the already rich collection and ultimately help to understand the origins of this taxa.

Crew on the ground in area 40: they have now overcome the wet weather and are raring to go.

Of course we will be on the lookout for hominin fossils, so don’t forget to follow our blog regularly!

Lawrence Nzuve

Lawrence Nzuve

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