Course Detail
Course Components:
Field Work
In collaboration with the Turkana Basin Institute (TBI;, the University of Utah’s Origins Field School addresses the evolutionary history of our place within the natural world. This field program provides hands-on experience in archaeology survey and excavation methods, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, vertebrate paleontology and taphonomy, sedimentary geology, and more. It includes field trips to important archaeological and paleontological sites, diverse ecological settings, and remarkable geological features throughout Kenya’s Turkana Basin. Participants will work directly leading TBI-affiliated scientists and conduct fieldwork at hominin fossil-bearing localities and archaeological sites that are the focus of ongoing paleoanthropological research.