Koobi Fora Field School

Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya, click the link to see our video!
Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya, click the link to see our video!

So you want to hunt for evidence of our earliest ancestors?……Welcome to Koobi Fora 

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.

Applications WILL OPEN IN NOVEMBER!!. Please Apply Before December 10th to be eligible for the first round of fellowships.

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.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 the biology of long-distance travel in modern communities of pastoralists
  • 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…

Glynn Isaac 1981


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Contact Details

David R. BraunCo-Director
Phone: 202-994-6953
Email: [email protected]

Science and Engineering Hall
800 22nd St NW, Suite 6000
Washington, DC 20052

Fax: 202-994-6097