A Week in the Life of a Field School Student.

Hello everyone my name is Flor Perez and I am from New York. I graduated from Stony Brook University in 2020. I am one of the 2 students who will be completing the graduate certificate in human origins program at the end of this field school. On top of earning the graduate certificate you earn [...]

By |2022-11-18T15:29:50+03:00November 18th, 2022|Fall 2022, Featured, Field Schools, General, Origins Field School, Sticky|Comments Off on A Week in the Life of a Field School Student.

Paleoanthropology in South Turkwel

Hello,  I am Tom Otube, an environmental science graduate from Kabarak University. This week we started our Human Evolution module which is taught by Dr. Carrie Mongle and Dr. Louise Leakey.  On the first day, Dr. Mongle took us through the course objectives and an overview of human evolution by providing the historical context of [...]

By |2022-11-18T15:37:07+03:00November 18th, 2022|Fall 2022, Featured, Field Schools, General|Comments Off on Paleoanthropology in South Turkwel

Paleontology in Napudet

Hello! My name is Patricia Nyaga, I just completed my undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Arts in History and Archaeology from Maseno University, expecting to graduate in December 2022. This being our second week studying Paleontology, our main focus was on the paleontological field methods. We headed to the Napudet hills for a two-day camping trip [...]

By |2022-11-18T15:37:01+03:00October 26th, 2022|Fall 2022, Featured, Field Schools, Origins Field School|Comments Off on Paleontology in Napudet

Learning about Vertebrate evolution in Turkana Basin

Hello! I’m Ian McMahon, a graduate student here at TBI. I graduated from SUNY Potsdam in 2020 with a degree in archaeology, specializing in human evolution and origins. This week, we started our paleontology module, taught by Dr. Ellen Miller, learning about the MIocene vertebrates of the Turkana Basin. The Miocene lasted from 23.03 to [...]

By |2022-11-18T15:36:59+03:00October 26th, 2022|Fall 2022, Featured, Field Schools, General, Origins Field School|Comments Off on Learning about Vertebrate evolution in Turkana Basin

Geology in Lothagam and Napudet

Hello! My name is Owich and I am an anthropology graduate from the University of Nairobi. We began our second week of geology with a morning classroom session with Dr. Gathogo taking us through the short Cretaceous window, and reconstruction of the Turkana basin geography and particularly the Cenozoic (Age of mammals) rich-sediments. In summary, [...]

By |2022-11-18T15:36:57+03:00October 10th, 2022|Fall 2022, Featured, Field Schools, General, Origins Field School|Comments Off on Geology in Lothagam and Napudet

Digging into the geology of the Turkana Basin

Hello, my name is Amelia and I am currently majoring in Anthropology through SUNY Albany in New York. This week we dove into our geology module! We started off by learning the basics of using both the Brunton compass, along with more modern technology by using a handheld GPS system linked to satellites for navigation. [...]

By |2022-11-18T15:36:45+03:00October 4th, 2022|Fall 2022, Featured, General, Origins Field School|Comments Off on Digging into the geology of the Turkana Basin

Ecology in Turkana

Paivaa/hello! Welcome to another installment of TBI’s field school blog! This weeks blog post is written by me, Onni Purhonen. I’m a biology student from the University of Helsinki in Finland, currently in my second year of studies and specializing in ecology and evolutionary biology. The current field school-module on ecology with Dr. Dino J. [...]

By |2022-11-18T15:36:42+03:00September 30th, 2022|Fall 2022, Featured, Field Schools, General, Origins Field School|Comments Off on Ecology in Turkana

A week of learning about and living in Mpala’s incredible ecosystem.

Personal journal excerpt: It is Tuesday evening; I am relaxing in Mpala research center reminiscing a productive day. I am inspired to write a short account of the ant-acacia relationship we learned earlier today:   Picture an ant, One ferocious and alert, She tends and serves, To protect her reserves!   Picture another ant, One [...]

By |2022-11-18T15:36:56+03:00September 20th, 2022|Fall 2022, Featured, Field Schools, General, Origins Field School|Comments Off on A week of learning about and living in Mpala’s incredible ecosystem.
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