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Field School Announcement
The Olduvai Gorge Project, Tanzania
Sponsor: Institute for Field Research, University of London, Connecticut College
Contact Information
Ran Boytner
Email: info@IFRglobal.org
URL http:///www.ifrglobal.org/programs/current/tanzania-olduvai
Description
Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, is one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world. It was the first place where traces of an early stone tool culture were discovered, and also the site where the transition from the Oldowan (a simple core-and-flake technology) to the Acheulean (defined by the appearance of handaxes) was first documented. Despite the relevance of Olduvai to the understanding of the origins of the Acheulean, there have been few investigations of this topic. In 2008 the Olduvai Geochronology and Archaeology Project (OGAP) was started to renew investigations on the origins of the Acheulean in Olduvai. Students will stay in a hotel when in Arusha. Students will stay in their own tents within a gated camp while in the field. Each student will receive a mattress for his or her tent. The camp is without running water, but water is provided every other day for showers. There are also basic outhouse facilities within the camp. Electricity is available in the laboratories. Students will receive three communal meals per day Monday through Sunday. Our staff can accommodate vegetarian diets. All meals will be communal events and will provide plenty of nutritious but basic food in the tradition of local cousin. Specialized diets (vegan, kosher, etc.) are difficult to maintain in this remote location. Vegetarian may attend but will find options fairly limited. Please let us know when you apply for this program if you have special dietary needs, as well as any medical or physical conditions. We will advise you accordingly. The project is used to catering for vegetarians, those with gluten intolerance etc. *Season Dates: July 3, 2013 - August 7, 2013 *Students will be awarded 8 semester credit units after completion of the field school. *For more information about the field school and other adventurous projects around the world, please visit us at: http://www.ifrglobal.org
Keywords: Paleolithic | Paleoecology | Excavation
This announcement will be displayed until: 07/01/2013
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