Undergraduate Bulletin

Fall 2019 Bulletin

Turkana Basin Institute Origins Summer Field School Themed Path (TBS) SBC Integrated Course Cluster

The Turkana Basin Institute Origins Summer Field School is comprised of three sequential two-week course modules that provide 9 credits of 300-level coursework combining ecology, paleontology, physical anthropology, and archaeology. This program addresses the place that humans occupy in the natural world and how we came to occupy that position. This program focuses on hands-on experience in field survey and excavation methods, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, taphonomy and more, and includes field trips to important paleontological and archaeological sites, diverse ecological settings, and remarkable geological features throughout the Turkana Basin. Participants will work directly with leading scientists and do fieldwork at active hominin fossil localities and archaeological excavations, such as at Lomekwi 3, the oldest stone tool site in the world.