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Nut cracking by the Turkwel River

On the first day of the new module, Archaeology, taught by Dr. Sonia Harmand and Dr. Lisa Hildebrand, the students went down to the Turkwel River to experience first hand how stone tools can be used, and are still used today by the Turkana people to peel Doum Palm Nuts. Students collecting nuts from [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:03-07:00November 6th, 2013|Field Schools|Comments Off on Nut cracking by the Turkwel River

Painting the Mural Part 3 and The Eclipse Part 2

The mural in progress On Sunday the students returned for the third phase of mural painting at the school. The agenda for the morning was to finish up the animals, and to begin work on the frieze. Dino and his Cheetah Lorraine and Zach painting the Giraffe Kat [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:03-07:00November 6th, 2013|Field Schools|Comments Off on Painting the Mural Part 3 and The Eclipse Part 2

Happy Halloween!!!

There was much excitement at TBI with the eminent approach of Halloween. In preparation for the festivities the students carved some pumpkins and many made masks using recycled material found round the camp for their costumes. Here are some photos. Jack-o-Lantern Carving!!!! Chelsea's Vampire Pumpkin Luisa's Frankenstein's Monster [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:04-07:00November 2nd, 2013|Field Schools|Comments Off on Happy Halloween!!!

Fossil Hunting by the Waterfront

The group trek through along the coast During the week, the TBI group went on their last field trip for the Human Evolution module to Lake Turkana, to check around a site where a human post-cranial fossil was found. Although they didn´t find anything as exciting as that, they still managed to find [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:04-07:00November 2nd, 2013|Field Schools|Comments Off on Fossil Hunting by the Waterfront

Sieving in South Turkwel

While Dr. Kimbel's team was out fossil hunting among the TBI outcrops, a smaller group of students headed out with Nyete back to South Turkwel to a site where a hominin long bone fossil was previously found. The task was to sieve the top layer of surrounding outcrop in search for any additional fossil fragments. [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:04-07:00October 31st, 2013|Field Schools|Comments Off on Sieving in South Turkwel

Fossil Finding in our Backyard

On Monday half of the students went to a sieving site with Nyete, while the other half went out to the TBI outcrops to try their best to find hominin fossils. When we got to the outcrops, the group split up to try and find the treasures buried there. Lorraine searches the outcrop for [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:04-07:00October 31st, 2013|Field Schools|Comments Off on Fossil Finding in our Backyard

Painting the Mural: Part Two

On Sunday the students returned to the school to begin the second phase of the mural: Outlining the main animals and painting in the blue background. Some of the more artistic students showed off their skills by drawing and painting these main animals onto the wall. Casey began the day drawing a fantastic Zebra: [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:04-07:00October 29th, 2013|Field Schools|Comments Off on Painting the Mural: Part Two

Hunting for fossils in South Turkwel and the Napadet Hills

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 [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:04-07:00October 24th, 2013|Field Schools|Comments Off on Hunting for fossils in South Turkwel and the Napadet Hills