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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

Trip to Central Island

Trip to Central Island

October 2nd, 2014

This Sunday, Field School students took advantage of the day off with a trip to Central Island, an island in...read more

Studying Local Stratigraphy

Studying Local Stratigraphy

September 27th, 2014

We have just finished the first week of the Field School's geology module, taught by Dr. Chris Lepre of Rutgers...read more

Cute Goats and (less cute) Ticks!

Cute Goats and (less cute) Ticks!

September 20th, 2014

The TBI Fall 2014 Field School students visited a livestock boma (enclosure) this past week to learn more about goats,...read more

Football at Nakweperit Primary School

Football at Nakweperit Primary School

September 17th, 2014

During the Field School, students have class Monday through Saturday, with Sundays off for rest and relaxation. Often, Dr. Martins...read more

Visit to the Kerio Delta

Visit to the Kerio Delta

September 15th, 2014

The TBI Field School students visited the Kerio Delta a few days ago to get a first glimpse of the...read more