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Getting prepared to prep

Fossils usually aren’t very pretty when they come out of the ground. They’re usually caked in sediment or broken into tiny pieces that need to be reassembled. After they’ve been cleaned and put back together, the fossil is ready for interpretation, description, and display. Easier said than done. The process of getting a [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:08-08:00March 29th, 2013|Field Schools, General|Comments Off on Getting prepared to prep

Life and leisure at TBI

It’s the little things that will make you worry when you sign up for something like the Turkana Basin Field School. Most of this blog has documented the stuff that might be expected. You sign up for a semester studying human evolution in Kenya and you hike through the desert, see a few zebra, pet [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:09-08:00March 20th, 2013|Field Schools, General|Comments Off on Life and leisure at TBI

More on the Ileret water pipeline

Another update from Ileret with images and text by Fraser Smith. This is the progress report on the water pipeline and the generator house that is being built near the borehole. We had decided it best to fill the ditch once we had pumped water through the pipe and checked for leaks. In [...]

By |2017-01-04T18:05:33-08:00February 24th, 2011|General|Comments Off on More on the Ileret water pipeline
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