Sometime in the last few thousand years, a group of people who lived in the Turkana Basin erected a series of large stone pillars, also known as megalithic structures, underneath which they buried their dead. Though the people are gone, the structures remain remain behind them, and are a source of wonder to the Turkana people and to Archaeologists in the Basin.
The Turkana call these pillars “Namorutunga,” or people of stone. Though they did not build them, past researchers have noted that symbols on some Namorutunga resemble those used by Turkana pastoralists. To investigate, Veronica Waweru led students to Namorutunga sites to see the these remains and reflect upon their history.