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Fall 2014 Field School Ends: Graduation Ceremony

Fall 2014 Field School Ends: Graduation Ceremony

November 21st, 2014

The Turkana Basin Institute Fall 2014 Field School ended last Sunday. As part of this we held a graduation ceremony where...read more

Knapping!

Knapping!

November 14th, 2014

We are almost at the end of the archaeology module, and thus at the end of the Fall 2014 Field...read more

Final Field Day in Napaget

Final Field Day in Napaget

November 11th, 2014

Today, students headed out for their last day in the field before the Field School ends on Sunday. It's hard...read more

Some Friendly Competition

Some Friendly Competition

November 8th, 2014

Yesterday, students participated in an illustration competition. After learning about the Acheulean stone tool industry in lecture, Dr. Harmand showed...read more

Stone Tools in the Lab and the Field

Stone Tools in the Lab and the Field

November 6th, 2014

The Field School is in its final two weeks, and that means we are in the final module, Archaeology, taught...read more

Excavating an Elephant

Excavating an Elephant

October 26th, 2014

Yesterday, the Field School students got to take part in an excavation, giving them the opportunity to hone recently acquired...read more

Screening and Fossil Hunting in South Turkwel

Screening and Fossil Hunting in South Turkwel

October 23rd, 2014

Hi, we’re Katie and Letty and we’re students from UCL. On Thursday, we went on a trip to South Turkwel and...read more

An Afternoon in Eliye Springs

An Afternoon in Eliye Springs

October 20th, 2014

Hi, I’m Melina, a sophomore from Stony Brook University. I’m interested mainly in archaeology and came to TBI for the ama...read more

Vertebrate Paleontology Begins!

Vertebrate Paleontology Begins!

October 7th, 2014

Yesterday marked the beginning of the third Field School module, Vertebrate Paleontology, taught by Dr. Doug Boyer of Duke University....read more

Trip to Lothagam

Trip to Lothagam

October 4th, 2014

Hi, we’re Eloise and Stacey, third year Archaeology and Anthropology students from University College London. We are interested in hominin e...read more