Koobi Fora Field School: Nairobi - Study of Human Paleobiology in East Africa

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  • Location(s): Kenya
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad

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The National Museums of Kenya and George Washington University’s Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology have teamed up to provide you with a unique opportunity to explore some of the most remote parts of Africa and search for evidence... read more

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A student studying abroad with Koobi Fora Field School: Nairobi - Study of Human Paleobiology in East Africa
Through this experience, I gained several close friends, many professional relationships, and a wealth of knowledge about the field of paleoanthropology. - Arizona State University View Entire Review

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The National Museums of Kenya and George Washington University’s Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology have teamed up to provide you with a unique opportunity to explore some of the most remote parts of Africa and search for evidence of hominins in the most dramatic landscapes you will ever experience.

Our team of experts from all over the world have begun conducting exciting new field projects that you can be a part of. Field projects include:
- Studying fossilized footprints from 1.6 million years ago
- Finding evidence of human scavenging and hunting 2.0 million years ago
- Exploring evidence of climate change and animal communities over the last 4 million years
- Discovering the changes associated with the emergence of domesticated animals in East Africa
- Drive to Lake Turkana

Our faculty includes the foremost experts in hominin physiology, vertebrate paleontology, sedimentary geology, taphonomy, paleolithic archaeology, landscape archaeology, zooarchaeology, bioarchaeology and many more.

Join us to be a part of the exciting new research. A life changing experience awaits you on the shores of Lake Turkana…

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