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|Lucy Njogu

About Lucy Njogu

Hi! I am Lucy. An intern at TBI working under the Koobi Fora Research Project (KFRP). I attended the TBI Field school Fall 2013. Currently, am applying to graduate schools. My current interests lie in the evolution of human cognition.

Stone tools and the Nariokotome camping trip

Stone tools which were a vital technological invention of early humans, enabling them to do things like butchering. Oldowan and Acheulean stone tool technologies were collectively prevalent for millions of years; now it was time for our modern day students to try their hand at reliving their ancient ancestors' ways of life. On Monday Dr. [...]

By | 2018-03-26T11:14:09+00:00 March 25th, 2018|Field Schools, Origins Field School, Spring 2018|Comments Off on Stone tools and the Nariokotome camping trip

Tracing our Ancestry

This Week, the students have been introduced to the story of being and becoming human. The scientific story of human evolution. Humans have always been curious to identify who they really are which poses questions like; how and why are we different from other mammals? What made us develop distinct traits like bipedality and bigger [...]

By | 2018-03-12T14:00:25+00:00 March 10th, 2018|Field Schools, General, Origins Field School, Spring 2018|Comments Off on Tracing our Ancestry

Performing Geologic Autopsies and More

  In the last week, we have been delving deeper into the geology of the Turkana Basin. This included seeking to understand how stratigraphic units (distinct layers of soil piled on top of each other which represent different time periods) are formed and how to interpret individual sedimentary strata’s  in order to reconstruct past environments. [...]

By | 2018-02-20T10:50:44+00:00 February 18th, 2018|Field Schools, Origins Field School, Spring 2018|Comments Off on Performing Geologic Autopsies and More

Adjusting to the Heat

Since their arrival at TBI-Ileret, students have continued to expand their understanding of ecological research methods. Here, they have also been introduced to new TAs, the Dassenatch people, and more heat than they were accustomed to at Mpala. They all are adjusting really well to this new environment which is great since this will be [...]

By | 2018-02-05T11:57:06+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Field Schools, Origins Field School, Spring 2018|Comments Off on Adjusting to the Heat