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Kite flying captures site views from above

One of the techniques we use to document a site that we excavate is to get an aerial view from above and so we take advantage of the good wind we have and suspend a camera from a kite. If we sent the camera up high enough you can get a wide area in quite [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:06+00:00 August 9th, 2013|Koobi Fora Research Project|Comments Off on Kite flying captures site views from above

Visit to Turkana Basin Institute by Kenya’s Deputy President

We had a high profile visit a few weeks ago at TBI-Turkwel and TBI-Ileret by the Deputy President William Ruto, Dr. Hassan Wario, Minister for Cultural Heritage and Sports, the Governor of the Turkana County, Governor Nanok and several senior government officials. The visit was at the invitation of Richard Leakey. They visitors arrived by helicopter in [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:06+00:00 August 7th, 2013|Featured, General|Comments Off on Visit to Turkana Basin Institute by Kenya’s Deputy President

TBI Ileret building construction update

Over the past year at Ileret there has been great progress with the building of the permanent facility. Three buildings are now completed and are being used, the power supply is in place and the current building is being focused on the large building for the laboratories as well as on the student dining area [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:06+00:00 August 4th, 2013|Development|Comments Off on TBI Ileret building construction update

Fossil specimens from Area 13

Last year much of a pig skeleton was recovered from a rugged and rocky hillside covered in a tumbling dark and broken slabs of sandstone including many foot bones. We revisited this site and during long rains earlier this year, more of the pig skeleton had eroded from the slope. We were able to collect [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:06+00:00 August 1st, 2013|Koobi Fora Research Project|Comments Off on Fossil specimens from Area 13

Koobi Fora Research Project back in the field

The Koobi Fora Research Project is back in the field again this year. Its been busy and exciting so far so finally a few posts from the field season. With one good fossil coming out of the ground already it prompted a visit by Richard Leakey who came and watched the proceedings for [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:06+00:00 July 30th, 2013|Koobi Fora Research Project|Comments Off on Koobi Fora Research Project back in the field

Low cost 3D Printing workshop- Trieste, Italy

As part of the 3D Printing for Science and Sustainable Development workshop, Louise Leakey was invited to speak about the African Fossils project in the context of 3D Printing for use in education. A small gathering of some 65 people from many different countries met at the The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:06+00:00 May 17th, 2013|African Fossils|Comments Off on Low cost 3D Printing workshop- Trieste, Italy

More on the Ileret water pipeline

Another update from Ileret with images and text by Fraser Smith. This is the progress report on the water pipeline and the generator house that is being built near the borehole. We had decided it best to fill the ditch once we had pumped water through the pipe and checked for leaks. In [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:33+00:00 February 24th, 2011|General|Comments Off on More on the Ileret water pipeline

Building update from Ileret- Waffle Production

Due to the remoteness of Ileret and the expense of transporting building materials is very costly. Therefore new techniques are to be employed in the buildings on this side of the lake to try to reduce costs. One approach is to use concrete waffles that are made from a mould for the roofing of the [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:35+00:00 February 2nd, 2011|General|Comments Off on Building update from Ileret- Waffle Production