Why the Koobi Fora Field School?

There are lots of field schools, why choose KFFS?


The Koobi Fora Field School is the premier field research and training program in paleoanthropology and we train our students to be the next generation of scientists.


Many programs can provide the experience of working on an excavation and looking for fossils. At the Koobi Fora Field School we will train you to be a part of the scientific process.

Koobi Fora Field School students will not only excavate, survey and describe in some of the most productive Pleistocene and Holocene sediments but they will also design, implement and finalize a research project with a faculty mentor that is a leader in the field.

This is why our alumni are consistently chosen by some of the most prestigious graduate programs in a variety of natural history sciences. 

At the Koobi Fora Field School you won't just be a witness to discovery, you'll be a part of it. We look forward to you joining our team.