UMN Field School in Kenya this summer

8 March 2016

The University of Minnesota Department of Anthropology is planning to hold, for the first time, a six-credit summer field course in Kenya. The focus of the excavations will be 17-20 million-year-old fossil ape sites on Rusinga Island, and the course will be taught by me and by a visiting professor of geology (Dr. Lauren Michel) who has been working on Rusinga for a decade and looks forward to sharing this research experience with motivated undergraduates.

Note that the course fee ($3500) INCLUDES the tuition cost for six credits, as well as all of your expenses while in Kenya for the course. Airfare to Kenya, vaccinations/medications, and a Kenyan travel visa are extra.

The course will be capped at 12-14 students and will have a formal application process in place soon. If you are interested in earning college credit while working on fossil excavations in Kenya, please join me for an informational meeting on March 23 at 3:30 pm in Blegen 318. If you have any questions contact Prof McNulty.

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