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In search of a Miocene Ape, screening, and excavating a 2.5 million year old elephant

In search of a Miocene Ape, screening, and excavating a 2.5 million year old elephant

March 31st, 2014

During the Human Evolution module the students also got the chance to go on a number of field trips. The...read more

Fun in the Lab – Teeth as Food Processing Tools

Fun in the Lab - Teeth as Food Processing Tools

March 29th, 2014

Last week marked the beginning of the last module of the Spring 2014 Field School - Human Evolution, taught by...read more

Stone knapping and goat butchery – How to succeed as an Oldowan hominin

Stone knapping and goat butchery - How to succeed as an Oldowan hominin

March 20th, 2014

On Thursday, after having collected all the raw materials during the Nariokotome trip, it was time for our young hominins...read more

Camping in Nariokotome

Camping in Nariokotome

March 14th, 2014

Day 1 On Thursday, the students set off an a camping adventure to Nariokotome. The truck and the pick-up were packed...read more

Turkana-lympics – Long jump, Balls of Doum, and Turkana Faces

Turkana-lympics - Long jump, Balls of Doum, and Turkana Faces

March 10th, 2014

First and foremost, a belated Happy Mardi Gras! Our athletes have been very busy these past weeks studying hard and doing...read more

The Taphonomy Experiment

The Taphonomy Experiment

March 4th, 2014

Last Spring semester Dr. Fortelius, Dr. Meave Leakey and the TBI students initiated a simple taphonomy experiment. They started off...read more

Elephants, baboons, camels and dik-diks – Exploring the bone lab

Elephants, baboons, camels and dik-diks - Exploring the bone lab

February 28th, 2014

Earlier last week Dr. Fortelius took the students down to the basement to look at the many specimens that have...read more

Toilet Paper Timeline

Toilet Paper Timeline

February 26th, 2014

Yesterday, the students learned about the history of life on Earth from the formation of the first micro organisms in...read more

Turkana-lympics!

Turkana-lympics!

February 21st, 2014

As the Winter Olympics get well under-way in Russia, the TBI students have also embraced the sporting spirit and have...read more

Vertebrate Paleontology Field Trip

Vertebrate Paleontology Field Trip

February 19th, 2014

The Spring 2014 Field School Vertebrate Paleontology module began this week with Prof. Mikael Fortelius who travelled to Turkana from...read more