Field Schools

Engineering Takeover!

Welcome to the field school where we study more than just rocks ;) Are you wondering what engineering students do here at TBI? If so, this is the post for you! I’m writing to give you a little insight on the work we do. But first, let me introduce myself and my peer: My name [...]

By |2023-06-18T10:48:05+03:00June 13th, 2023|Featured, Field Schools, General, Global Innovation Field School, Global Innovation Field School 2023|Comments Off on Engineering Takeover!

Summer 2023 Field Schools Underway!

Jambo! The Summer 2023 Field Schools are underway!! This year, we have both an Origins Field School and a Global Innovation Field School, being led by Dr. Nicholas Taylor and Acacia Leakey respectively, with Teaching Assistant Medina Lubisia. We arrived in Turkana earlier today, having spent an amazing few days at Mpala Research Center and [...]

Studying prehistoric archaeology in the Turkana Basin

Hello again! I’m Ian, and I’m back this week with Owich to talk about the beginning of our last module, Prehistoric Archaeology, taught by Prof. Sonia Harmand. Dr. Sonia Harmand talking the students through the stratigraphy near the Nadung'a sites. We’re now in our last two weeks here at TBI, and it really [...]

By |2022-12-02T10:52:09+03:00November 30th, 2022|Fall 2022, Featured, Field Schools, General, Origins Field School|Comments Off on Studying prehistoric archaeology in the Turkana Basin

The end is nigh….presentations, goat butchering and graduation!

We arrived back to TBI Turkwel Campus from Nariokotome on Tuesday, tired but happy. The day was spent resting and preparing for the final presentations in our archeology module. By Wednesday, everyone was back to full gear and we spent most of the day working on our presentations and the final tasks of the module.  [...]

By |2022-12-02T10:52:07+03:00November 30th, 2022|Fall 2022, Featured, General, Origins Field School, Sticky|Comments Off on The end is nigh….presentations, goat butchering and graduation!

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
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