Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology

Koobi Fora Field School

Lake Turkana, Northern Kenya
Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya, the location of the Koobi Fora Field School

Koobi Fora Field School

So you want to hunt for evidence of our earliest ancestors? Welcome to Koobi Fora

The National Musuems of Kenya and George Washington University’s Center for the Advanced Study of Hominin Paleobiology have teamed up to provide you with a unique opportunity to explore some of the most remote parts of Africa and search for evidence of hominins in the most dramatic landscapes you will ever experience.

Want to see what it is like to join our paleoanthropology adventure? Watch the video!


Apply to be a part of the Koobi Fora Field School, the premier paleoanthropology training experience. Our team of experts from all over the world have begun conducting exciting new field projects that you can be a part of. Field projects include:

  • Studying fossilized footprints from 1.6 million years ago
  • Finding evidence of human scavenging and hunting 2.0 million years ago
  • Exploring evidence of climate change and animal communities over the last 4 million years
  • Discovering the changes associated with the emergence of domesticated animals in East Africa

Our faculty include the foremost experts in hominin physiology, vertebrate paleontology, sedimentary geology, taphonomy, paleolithic archaeology, landscape archaeology, zooarchaeology, bioarchaeology and many more.




Join us to be a part of the exciting new research. A life changing experience awaits you on the shores of Lake Turkana…


Department of Anthropology
The George Washington University
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