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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

Staking (or flagging) a claim

Where people go, they leave their trash. Since the Turkana Basin has been home to people for millions of years, there’s a lot of trash for archaeologists to pick up. The classic image of archaeology is the studious excavator sweating with trowel in hand in a meter-by-meter square trying to figure out how a piece [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:10-08:00March 5th, 2013|Field Schools, General|Comments Off on Staking (or flagging) a claim