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Independent discoveries from the fossils of Turkana

As part of the TBI Field School students get to work on new fossil material. Well, maybe not “new” in the normal sense of that word, but they get to work with material that no one else has laid hands on or thought about because it just came out of the ground a few days [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:08-08:00March 30th, 2013|Field Schools, General|Comments Off on Independent discoveries from the fossils of Turkana

Getting to the bottom of Kangatotha

The stereotypical image of the exploratory archaeologist doesn’t include a bundle of flags and a GPS. At least not for me. Maybe it includes a whip and a few Nazi’s to fight, but a less fanciful image includes a trowel, a sieve and an exotic backdrop. Now that we had made some pretty significant discoveries [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:09-08:00March 10th, 2013|Field Schools, General|Comments Off on Getting to the bottom of Kangatotha

Survey and discovery at Kangatotha

The point of a field school is not to go to sites where the action has politely resolved itself and examine the leavings of more experienced excavators who have sorted out the story preserved underfoot. That’s what museums are for. Or maybe really well illustrated textbooks. For the Archaeology module, Dr. Alison Brooks of George [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:09-08:00March 7th, 2013|Field Schools, General|Comments Off on Survey and discovery at Kangatotha