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The Hominid Hunters are a team of expert fossil prospectors and excavated.

Fossils preparation progress

Fossil preparation is currently going on smoothly at the laboratory at Ileret. Many fossils that had been collected in the laboratory from the last season need preparation and accessioning and the crew has been doing this on a daily basis. Fossil preparation is currently going on smoothly at the laboratory at Ileret. Many fossils that [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:38+00:00 November 8th, 2010|Hominid Hunters|Comments Off on Fossils preparation progress

unmasking the faces behind the fossils

The Turkana Basin has over the years produced many spectacular fossil finds, hominids being the most visible of them all. Behind this success story, has been the hominid gang; an exclusive group whose work is to survey and discover the fossils for you. The Turkana Basin has over the years produced many spectacular fossil finds, [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:38+00:00 October 27th, 2010|Hominid Hunters|Comments Off on unmasking the faces behind the fossils

fossil hunters get down to anatomy class

Fossil hunters took a break today to attend an anatomy class that was no doubt done in style. Fossil hunters took a break today to attend an anatomy class that was no doubt done in style. Fossil hunting recruits Loki (left) and Malmalo (right) adorning protective gear deflesh a domestic cat to add to the [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:39+00:00 August 30th, 2010|Hominid Hunters|Comments Off on fossil hunters get down to anatomy class

Ileret student discovers fossil

Ileret Primary School student Erek was one lucky girl to have worked and mingled with the hominid gang although for a short time when her discovered specimen ended up in the documented field data for the day Ileret Primary School student Erek was one lucky girl to have worked and mingled with the hominid gang [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:39+00:00 August 20th, 2010|Hominid Hunters|Comments Off on Ileret student discovers fossil

A rare visit from the wild

The fly camp that the hominid gang has been occupying has been receiving rare visitors. The fly camp that the hominid gang has been occupying has been receiving rare visitors. Camp cook Hosea poses next to flying butterflies  The most beautiful butterflies; the kind that one rarely finds has infested the camp. At first we [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:39+00:00 August 19th, 2010|Hominid Hunters|Comments Off on A rare visit from the wild

Revisiting area 105

As technology here gets an injection of sophistication, we have been using a kite to take some pictures of the excavation. You can also view this post in Google Earth/Maps. As technology here gets an injection of sophistication, we have been using a kite to take some pictures of the excavation. Aerial view of f18184 [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:40+00:00 August 1st, 2010|Hominid Hunters|Comments Off on Revisiting area 105

Fossil Hunter Hillary Sale in Nairobi for training

Turkana Basin Institute field assistant Hillary sale is at the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi for training on the sieving and preparation of micro-mammals. You can also view this post in Google Earth/Maps. Turkana Basin Institute field assistant Hillary sale is at the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi for training on the sieving [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:05:47+00:00 April 3rd, 2010|Hominid Hunters|Comments Off on Fossil Hunter Hillary Sale in Nairobi for training