FALL 2013 FIELD SCHOOL IN THE TURKANA BASIN
Program Type: Group experience led by SBU faculty
Dates: September 4th - November 18th, 2013
This field school, offered during both Fall and Spring semesters, is designed for
undergraduates who have an interest in prehistoric sciences seeking comprehensive
field training. The Turkana Basin region, made famous over the past five decades
through the work of Richard, Meave and Louise Leakey, has produced much of the world's
most important fossil evidence for human evolution. The field school will have five
modules and will provide 15 credits of 300-level coursework in Archaeology and Geology.
There will be an educational experience requiring students to participate in an organized service activity in the local community and a formal reflection on this activityLiving Arrangements
Students will live in residence hall-style accommodations at TBI's research facilities at Turkwel, which overlook the Turkwel River and some spectacular 3.5 million year fossil deposits. The facilities are fully equipped with laboratories, classroom spaces, and dining area. There is limited cell phone and internet connectivity on campus.
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“Looking back at 40 years of work in the Turkana Basin underlines how much more can and must be done.”
- Dr. Richard Leakey