Olorgesailie Field Blog

As paleoanthropologists, paleontologists and geologists, we can't sit at a computer all the time and run experiments. We have to go to where the archeological sites and rock formations are. This is fieldwork, and for most of us, it's what we love to do most.

We are now posting dispatches for the 2011 summer field season. The dispatches show what we are doing and what we are finding as it happens. We hope to stimulate your interest in the prehistoric site of Olorgesailie and in paleoanthropology as a science.We also hope to give you an idea of what it is like to do scientific fieldwork.

We hope that you enjoy this opportunity to 'experience' field research in East Africa.