Joanne Munga

Joanne Munga

Email:
joannem@gwu.edu

Background

Joanne Munga’s research focuses on East African Early Stone Age lithic assemblages to understand hominin behavior through raw material quality and selection. 

 

Education

BA, Archaeology, University of Nairobi, 2011.
MA, Archaeology, University of Nairobi, 2014. 


Year Entered GW Program: 2016

Advisors: David Braun

Research Experience

2012- Present Koobi Fora Field School, Research Staff, Koobi Fora, East Turkana, Kenya.

2014 Baringo Archaeological Survey, Visiting Researcher, Baringo, Kenya.

2014 Elandsfontein Field Course, Western Cape, South Africa.

2012 Primate Archaeology survey of Pliocene beds, Koobi Fora, East Turkana, Kenya.

2010 West Turkana Archaeological Project, Student, West Turkana, Kenya.

2009 Koobi Fora Field School, Student, Koobi Fora, East Turkana, Kenya.

 


Conference Abstracts

2017 J.U. Munga, D.R. Braun., T. Plummer, Macroscopic investigation of raw material properties: Comparisons with Mechanical Properties Tests. Poster presented at the meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society, Vancouver, Canada.

Distinctions

2017 Lewis N. Cotlow Fund, The George Washington University.

2015 Wenner-Gren, Wadsworth International Fellowship.