A walk to the Tamarind Trees

|A walk to the Tamarind Trees

We’re now reaching the end of the first week of the field school and the students have been having a great time!  They have also been working very hard, planning and writing their research proposals for the Ecology module. There are two main themes for this semester – Mosquitoes and Malaria; and the use Doum Palm nuts as a source of energy. The students will be collecting and analysing their data from tomorrow; and they will be presenting their results on Saturday. Dr. Martins and I are really looking forward to it.

One of the many highlights of this past week was when Dr. Martins took the students on a late afternoon walk down-river to some beautiful Tamarind Trees that were planted there during the time of the Arab slave trade. After a hot day it was really refreshing to walk in the river and enjoy the beautiful landscape.

Walking in the river...

Walking in the river…

Under the Tamarind Trees... The field school takes a group picture.

Under the Tamarind Trees… The field school takes a group picture.

After a lovely walk, the students make their way back just before sunset.

After a lovely walk, the students make their way back just before sunset.

By | 2017-01-04T18:04:56+00:00 January 26th, 2014|Field Schools|Comments Off on A walk to the Tamarind Trees

About the Author:

Hi! I am Kat Warren and I am the Teaching Assistant for the Spring 2014 field school. While I am here I am also involved in the African Fossils Project (africanfossils.org) where I am 3D-scanning modern African fauna, fossils and archaeological material. I am a recent graduate in Archaeological Science from the University of Sheffield and my current interests lie in the evolution of cognition, and primate behaviour as a means to understand the cognitive frameworks of our earliest ancestors.