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EAS Alumni College at Olduvai

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Alumni Field School at Olduvai:  This Alumni College offers an exciting ten-day educational experience in and around Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Olduvai Gorge, also known as the cradle of humankind, is a world heritage archeological site made famous by Dr. Louis Leakey and his wife Mary for their studies of early hominid fossils.

program details

overview

Dates: June 5-14, 2018.

This is a ten-day educational experience in and around Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Olduvai is located in the Ngorongoro-Serengeti ecosystem where people and their early ancestors have coexisted with wildlife for nearly four million years. You will fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and travel to Olduvai via 4-wheel-drive vehicles.

TRAVELING TO OLDUVAI

itinerary

The group will be met in Tanzania by professors Jim Brophy and Jackson Njau who will provide a special vantage point and insights on the course instruction on the geology, paleoenvironments and prehistory of Olduvai Gorge and other localities in northern Tanzania. All vehicle travel is in comfortable, robust safari vehicles. All accommodations are in first class hotels or safari lodges. A two-day drive across the floor of the East Africa Rift Zone is followed by three days in the Olduvai region.

EXPLORE THE ITINERARY

Olduvai

During the course of the program you will spend several days in the Olduvai region working side by side with students currently enrolled in a 5-week Geology and Paleoanthropology field school based out of the original Leakey research camp at Olduvai. You will also experience first-hand the local Maasai culture as you interact with them at both the Leakey camp and at their own homes, called "bomas."

ABOUT THE LAND

application & costs

costs

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apply

Find the application to the Alumni Field School in this section.

HERE’S HOW TO APPLY

contact information

dr. jackson njau | dr. jim brophy
department of earth and atmospheric sciences
indiana university
1001 e. 10th st. bloomington in 47405

phone: 812-856-3170 | 812-855-6417

email: jknjau@indiana.edu | brophy@indiana.edu