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A Journey to Lomekwi: Part One

Welcome back, it’s been a while!  We had a great time at Lomekwi 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 archaeological site, and some other sites around the area.  On Monday, [...]

By | 2018-08-12T08:44:31+00:00 August 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2018, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on Ileret Primary School Spotlight Teacher: Margaret Shuoro

Short-Term Projects for Long-Term Memories

This blog was written in collaboration with Konnie Xu: Monday morning the team was energized for a week of finishing up their short-term projects, aimed at improving the daily lives of the Daasanach tangibly. This is to be completed within the two week period of the first course of the Global Innovation program, EAS 312: [...]

By | 2018-06-18T04:49:36+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2018, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on Short-Term Projects for Long-Term Memories

Thrown in at the Deep End: Ileret

This blog was written in collaboration with Sam van der Poel: On the morning of our first full day in Ileret, we were fortunate enough to witness a revered local gathering: a post-wedding ceremony. Typically the day after a marriage family members, friends, and neighbors gather to socialize and enjoy a goat. Men and women [...]

By | 2018-06-09T03:42:32+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Field Schools, Global Innovation 2018, Global Innovation Field School|Comments Off on Thrown in at the Deep End: Ileret