Today, students headed out for their last day in the field before the Field School ends on Sunday. It’s hard to believe that we have already reached the last week!
Dr. Harmand took the students to Napaget, a very rich Holocene archaeological site right next to beautiful Lake Turkana. Both the view and the artifacts were spectacular!
After climbing a few steep sand dunes, students lined up and used their well-trained eyes to spot and flag pottery sherds, cores, flakes, microliths, fossil bone (including some very nice fish fragments, spotted by Yan), shells, and even some beads.
The site was so rich that students quickly ran out of flags.
After combing one half of the deflation surface, students lined back up to search the other.
This time, students found concentrations of pot sherds and ostrich eggshell and tried to do some refitting.
Unfortunately, there weren’t enough sherds or eggshell fragments to do a full refit, but the students still made pretty good progress. After lunch, students got to take a refreshing swim in Lake Turkana before heading back to the compound.
Stay tuned for adventures in knapping later in the week!