Origins Summer Field School

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Our last week at TBI

Our last week at TBI was an eventful one, with a lot of things to finish up before we packed up and came back home.  We took a trip to Central Island, learned a great deal about human evolution, visited an important paleontological site, and had a goat roast.  After a restful day last Saturday, [...]

By | 2018-08-21T19:12:32+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Field Schools, General, Origins Summer 2018|Comments Off on Our last week at TBI

A Journey to Lomekwi: Part Two

Welcome to part two of our Lomekwi journey!  During the second week, we went on a day trip to Nariokotome, went swimming in the lake, and spent more time at the site.  The last blog post left off on Saturday the 4thof August.  On Sunday we had a rest day, and so decided to take [...]

By | 2018-08-20T09:39:44+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Field Schools, General, Origins Summer 2018|Comments Off on A Journey to Lomekwi: Part Two

A Journey to Lomekwi: Part One

Welcome back, it’s been a while!  We have had a great time at the Lomekwi research and survey area 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 3 archaeological site and excavated [...]

By | 2018-08-20T09:35:57+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!

Final week: archaeology, stone knapping, and graduation!

The students, staff, and Tom! During the final few days of the TBI Origins Summer Field School, Dr. Sonia Harmand joined our students for an intensive introduction to Earlier Stone Age archaeology in the Turkana Basin. Dr. Harmand and SBU post-doctoral researcher Dr. Nicholas Taylor led everyone in a practical lesson on stone [...]

By | 2017-07-17T13:07:10+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Field Schools, Origins Field School, Origins Summer 2017, Origins Summer Field School|Comments Off on Final week: archaeology, stone knapping, and graduation!

More research at TBI Turkwel

Students have been working on their research projects at the TBI Turkwel campus under supervision of Dr. Jason Lewis. One group of students has been drilling modern and fossil teeth to obtain samples that will be analyzed to examine stable carbon and oxygen isotope ratios. These data help to reconstruct what kind of plants the [...]

By | 2017-07-12T04:08:33+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Field Schools, Origins Summer 2017, Origins Summer Field School|Comments Off on More research at TBI Turkwel

Napudet hills and student research projects!

Ryan and Morgan at the Napudet Hills (photo credit: Dorien de Vries). Dr. Craig Feibel talks about the geological setting of the Miocene deposits in the Napudet Hills (photo credit: Dorien de Vries). Last Sunday, the students joined another group of visitors (part of the Academic Safari program hosted by TBI) [...]

By | 2017-07-10T05:56:50+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Field Schools, General, Origins Field School, Origins Summer 2017, Origins Summer Field School|Comments Off on Napudet hills and student research projects!