At the beginning of this week the students started the new module, Human Evolution, taught by professor Bill Kimbel. Over the last few days they have been learning about the paleoenviroments associated with the rise of early hominids, the evolution of bipedal locomotion and the associated anatomical transitions from our quadrupedal ancestors, and the potential candidates for the earliest hominins.
Today the students went out on the first field trip for this module to two main sites – South Turkwel and the Napadet Hills. South Turkwel is the site where 4 Paranthropus teeth were found in 2010. The quest today was to find a fifth tooth for the collection.