Monthly Archives: November 2010

Simen Oestmo: Week 5, Extra Curricular Activities

During a typical field season here in Mossel Bay, the excavation team enjoys themselves with other activities when not digging in the dirt. Weekends are filled with investigating the tide pools at the beach in front of the “Bobby House” … Continue reading

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Simen Oestmo: Week 4, No “Dig Brain”—Yet

Every field season is different. Not just because we find more new artifacts and excavate more sediment but also because we have new students and experts who visit us. Every season also has a different pace. Some seasons jump out … Continue reading

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Samantha Russak: Tanzania #2—Karibu Tanzania!! (Welcome to Tanzania!!)

I arrived in Tanzania last Monday morning, surprisingly still awake and alert despite not getting much sleep on the plane. I was greeted outside the airport by a former Ugalla Primate Project field assistant, who kindly showed me around the … Continue reading

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Samantha Russak: Tanzania #1—Spending A Year in the Field

Editor’s Note: This starts a new category of blog entries from Samantha Russak, who will be in the field in Tanzania writing for us over the course of the next year. I am very excited to offer readers a peek … Continue reading

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Simen Oestmo: Week 3, Q + A with Three Students

The SACP4 (an acronym for the South Africa Coast Paleoclimate, Paleoenvironment, Paleoecology, Paleoanthropology) Project is an international research project that involves many scientists from all over the world. The project is not run as a field school, but we do … Continue reading

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Simen Oestmo: Week 2, The Stuffed Puff Adder

Pinnacle Point Site 5-6 has a very long and deep archaeological sequence both physically and chronologically. The excavation sequence is approximately 12 meters long and deep at the moment, dating at the top to 48,000 years ago and at the … Continue reading

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