For the second week of the archaeology module the students set off every morning to do some fieldwork at Ayangiyeng.
On the first day the students did a surface survey of the area in transects and practised using the Total Station. During the survey they came across many stone tools, especially microliths, as well as some pottery sherds. Both Dr. Lisa Hildebrand and Dr. Sonia Harmand confirmed that they belonged to the Later Stone Age.
On the second day once the students had flagged and determined the area with highest concentration, they worked on taking the geographic coordinates of the perimeter every 5 metres using the GPS Trimble and the Total Station. This enabled them to locate the site accurately within the Turkana region.
After taking all the points, a small group of students set off to outline the East-West axis of the site from which the students would mark out their excavation units the next day.
On the third and last day of the fieldwork, the students divided into 4 groups to set out four one metre square excavation units. It was time for them to refresh their memory of basic trigonometry and make some right triangles. After some trial and error the students successfully outlined their squares and proceeded to record the finds within them.
At the end of the third morning the students had completed all their work which brought them to the end of their last field school trip.