Olduvai Gorge Field School

GEOL-X 377 — Summer 2019

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Tanzania, Africa
Days and Times
May 16 - June 22 (6 CR.)
Course Description

6 Credits

During this intensive field course, you'll learn the fundamentals of geological processes and develop skills in fossil and archaeological exploration by receiving first-hand field experience. You will have the opportunity to conduct field experiments such as measuring stratigraphic sections, stone knapping, and bone taphonomy. The program includes two multiple-day field trips and two single-day field trips to places such as the Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano and the Ngorongoro Crater.

Instructor: Jackson Njau, Earth and Atomspheric Sciences

Application Deadline

January 31

Course Fee

Includes academic fees, housing, some meals, excursions, and health insurance. Student is responsible for flights, personal expenses, and vacation travel.

$6,260 resident; $10,638 non-resident. $1000 and $2000 scholarships are awarded to successful applicants

Eligibility Requirements

Students must have 3.0 GPA and at least one introductory course in geology, anthropology, archaeology, or related field in paleoanthropology.