Trans-Evol project Field Seasons

This sections presents snapshots of the past field seasons of the project, showing some of the archaeological work that is being undertaken and aspects of the daily routine in the Turkana desert.

Field Season 2019

Digging (Amog Eperon and Francis Liwan, with Peter Atadeid and William Lokaleilo seiving in the back), and sampling (Céline Vidal and Ema Achuythan) a geological trench in KY.

The KY.12983 Euthecodon maxilla found in the fossiliferous layer of Kanyimangin.

Lunch break at Kanyimangin in August 2019. Left: Justus Erus Edung, Céline Vidal, Ema Achyuthan, and Mzee Eiana Loro (in orange) with his brother and sons. Right: William Lokaleilo, Amog Eperon, Aurélien Mounier, Peter Atadeid, Francis Liwan.

Field Season 2018

Geochronological sampling at Kanyimangin. (A) and (B) palaeomagnetism sampling below fragments of Euthecodon (KY.11059); (C) Bovidae tooth fragment and sediment sampled for ESR/U-series analyses; and (D) Sediment sampled for ESR analysis at the location where the Crocodile jaw fragment and Oldowayan chopper KY.1160 where found.

Lunch Kanyimangin base camp in August 2018. Amog Eperon, Peterson Eperon and Aurélien Mounier

Field Season 2017

(A) Landscape view of Area 2 showing the dipping sandstone outcrops and Rob Foley taking notes in the background; (B) deflating giant tortoise on surface of Area 2 site; (C) embedded Oldowan artefact in the top sandstone layer.

(A) Landscape view of Kanyimangin, (B) mandibular condyle of a crocodile (KY.1160.1) embedded in sediments with a small Oldowan chopper (KY.1160.2); (C) mandibular fragment of a Euthecodon (KY.11059); and (D) pelvis fragment of a Suidae (KY.11261).

Lunch on the bank of the Kalabata river in August 2017. Marta Mirazón Lahr, Edwin Murungi and Rob Foley.