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Africa - Kenya - Turkana Basin Institute Origins Field School - 2016
Multiple Sessions Yes
Multiple Session information
Our Origins Field School programs are available every year for Spring, Summer, and Fall sessions.
Archaeology Field School Location
Turkana Basin, Kenya
Archaeology Field School Tuition and CreditsSponsoring College/Institution
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
At least 15 for semester program; at least 9 for summer program. Students in either program may also perform research projects in an Independent Study course for additional credits.
Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs
Please see costs for our Semester Abroad Program here: http://www.kenyastudyabroad.org/origins/costs-and-travel/
Archaeology Field School Description
Semester Abroad Program:
Archaeology Field School Additional Information
The Turkana Basin provides the opportunity to explore paleontological and archaeological sites dated from over three million years ago to just a few thousand years old.
How is the project area accessed each day
Participants gain hands-on experience in field survey and excavation methods, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, taphonomy and more, and will take field trips to important paleontological and archaeological sites, diverse ecological settings, and remarkable geological features throughout the Turkana Basin.
Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
Directors and Instructors
Dr. Richard Leakey, FRS
Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn
Field survey and excavation methods, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, taphonomy
On rain days will there be lab work?
Yes, there is great opportunity for lab work on the odd days without sun.
Will there be additional organized activities?
Students do have free time, which can be spent in a wide variety of interesting ways.
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