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Our last week at TBI

Our last week at TBI was an eventful one, with a lot of things to finish up before we packed up and came back home.  We took a trip to Central Island, learned a great deal about human evolution, visited an important paleontological site, and had a goat roast.  After a restful day last Saturday, [...]

By |2018-08-21T19:12:32+00:00August 21st, 2018|Field Schools, General, Origins Summer 2018|Comments Off on Our last week at TBI

A Journey to Lomekwi: Part Two

Welcome to part two of our Lomekwi journey!  During the second week, we went on a day trip to Nariokotome, went swimming in the lake, and spent more time at the site.  The last blog post left off on Saturday the 4thof August.  On Sunday we had a rest day, and so decided to take [...]

By |2018-08-20T09:39:44+00:00August 14th, 2018|Field Schools, General, Origins Summer 2018|Comments Off on A Journey to Lomekwi: Part Two

A Journey to Lomekwi: Part One

Welcome back, it’s been a while!  We have had a great time at the Lomekwi research and survey area over the past twelve days.  In the first week, we learned a lot about the earliest stone tools, human evolution, and learned more about excavation.  We spent time at the Lomekwi 3 archaeological site and excavated [...]

By |2018-08-20T09:35:57+00:00August 12th, 2018|Origins Summer 2018|Comments Off on A Journey to Lomekwi: Part One

Finishing up the Archaeology Module

It’s been a productive week here at TBI! The last part of the archaeology module was all about learning how to excavate a site, and we were lucky enough to participate in an archaological dig with the Later Prehistory of West Turkana (LPWT) team. The site we’re working at, Nakwaperit 2, is thought to be [...]

By |2018-07-29T21:45:01+00:00July 29th, 2018|Field Schools, General, Origins Summer 2018|Comments Off on Finishing up the Archaeology Module

Origins Summer Field School 2018 begins!

  Karibuni! Welcome to the TBI Summer Field School 2018! My name is Lucia Nadal and I am the Resident Academic Director of this year’s program. Together with the Summer Field School Director, Dr. Jason Lewis and our TA Lydia Myers, I’ll be accompanying the students throughout this program. Our three-module six-week field school will [...]

By |2018-07-12T12:12:37+00:00July 10th, 2018|Featured, Origins Summer 2018|Comments Off on Origins Summer Field School 2018 begins!

That’s a Wrap: Global Innovation 2018

This blog was written in collaboration with Natalie Lubaszka: On Monday June 18th we took a trip to see one of the hand pumps that was installed by a non-governmental organization. When we arrived there was a woman and a few children pumping out water. After speaking to them, with the help of our translator [...]

By |2018-07-05T10:07:18+00:00July 5th, 2018|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2018, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on That’s a Wrap: Global Innovation 2018

To Ethiopia and Beyond!

This blog was written in collaboration with Winnie Wang: Monday, June 11th marked the first day of the second class in the Global Innovation program, EAS 310: Global Design Engineering Innovation. Professor Rodrigo Peña introduced the class and the corresponding assignments. The students’ main responsibility for EAS 310 is to outline a long-term project to [...]

By |2018-06-27T13:02:41+00:00June 27th, 2018|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2018, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on To Ethiopia and Beyond!

Ileret Primary School Spotlight Teacher: Margaret Shuoro

Meet Margaret Shuoro! A teacher at Ileret's primary school. She became a teacher just a year ago but has already inspired many students. Spotlight Teacher: Margaret Shuoro Growing up Daasanach, Margaret experienced many difficulties. Battling through it all she became one of the few in her family to earn an education, going all [...]

By |2018-06-20T13:19:55+00:00June 20th, 2018|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2018, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on Ileret Primary School Spotlight Teacher: Margaret Shuoro