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|Medina Lubisia

About Medina Lubisia

Hello! My name is Medina Lubisia and i'm the Teaching Assistant for the Fall 2019 Field School. I hold a bachelors degree in Anthropology from the University of Nairobi. I participated in the 2019 Summer field school program at the Koobi Fora Field School. My main interests are human evolution and Plio-Pleistocene Archaeology.

Life forms through time

Our ongoing module is Vertebrate Paleontology which is instructed by Prof. Ellen Miller. Students have been learning about the evolution of various forms of life on earth. We learn from Prof. Miller that, fossils are the gold mines for paleontologists as they enable them to collect data on the extinct fauna, flora and their past [...]

By |2019-10-15T08:22:02-08:00October 13th, 2019|Fall 2019, Field Schools, Origins Field School|Comments Off on Life forms through time

Camping at Koobi Fora

On our way to Koobi Fora, we made a pit stop at the fossil elephant site which houses the skeleton of an extinct Elephas recki. The fossil lies in situ in silty-like sediments that have been dated to about 2 mya.  Later on, we headed to our campsite at the Koobi Fora Museum where we [...]

By |2019-10-11T10:09:59-08:00October 10th, 2019|Fall 2019, Field Schools, Origins Field School|Comments Off on Camping at Koobi Fora

Main Fish Beds Projects

We are in the last week of the Geology Module. Students have been busy in the field finalizing their projects on the Main Fish Beds which were later presented on Tuesday evening. Our next few days will be spent in Koobi Fora where we are headed on Wednesday morning for a two-day camp. Keely [...]

By |2019-10-02T10:03:33-08:00October 1st, 2019|Fall 2019, Field Schools, Origins Field School|Comments Off on Main Fish Beds Projects

Doing a geological walk!

The Geology module started on Monday with a quick introductory lesson on safety to prepare students for the field excursions. Our instructor, Dr. Greg Henkes, introduced the students to the geology of Ileret, a locality in the East of the Lake Turkana Basin, characterized by Plio-Pleistocene deposits. A mini-expedition in the afternoon to the Koobi [...]

By |2019-10-02T10:26:49-08:00September 30th, 2019|Fall 2019, Field Schools, Origins Field School|Comments Off on Doing a geological walk!

Finishing up the Ecology module at Mpala

Welcome back! Our last week at Mpala was exciting and educational. The lessons on ecology and epidemiology with a focus on the mosquito vector were the peak of our discussion. Environmental and human factors influence the breeding spaces for mosquito larvae. In quest to understand this, the students hiked Mlima Fisi with Dr. Dino Martins [...]

By |2019-09-26T10:58:50-08:00September 26th, 2019|Fall 2019, Field Schools|Comments Off on Finishing up the Ecology module at Mpala