Category Archives: Tanzania

Samantha Russak: Tanzania #9—Nice to Meet You!

Editor’s note: This is the last post from Samantha from the field. Her year living alone in the bush of Tanzania is over, and she is returning to the U.S. to begin the work of making sense of the data … Continue reading

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Samantha Russak: Tanzania #8–Changing Seasons and Gombe

I was hoping to write a new blog entry while I was back in the US at the beginning of May, but being home for only ten days with many things to do and people to see did not allow … Continue reading

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Samantha Russak: Tanzania #7–Second Visit to Gombe and a Typical Day of Fieldwork

Editor’s note: Between posting this to the editor in April and today, Samantha was able to take a quick break from her work in Tanzania to come to the U.S., which by great coincidence was the week that Don Johanson … Continue reading

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Samantha Russak: Tanzania #6—Wild Animals and Adventurers!

Editor’s note: This is the third post in quick succession from Samantha as she was able to travel from her little grass-roofed tent to meet up with Don Johanson and his travelers with a National Geographic trip that he is … Continue reading

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Samantha Russak: Tanzania #5—Things Will Happen When They Happen

Except for the initial frustration and difficulties at the airport cargo terminal, I have been met with extreme friendliness by everyone I have encountered here. Being the typical cynical, skeptical American, I first thought this extra-friendly behavior might have just … Continue reading

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Samantha Russak: Tanzania #4—Being a Quadruped Would Be Helpful

Editors Note: I delayed posting this entry to “spread out” Samantha’s news because of her sporadic access to the Internet, which is why she is wishing us a delayed Happy New Year. Happy New Year (Karibu Mwaka Mapya)! It is … Continue reading

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Samantha Russak: Tanzania #3—Gombe Adventures

My trip to Kigoma was thankfully uneventful, and I was hoping that things would continue that way. Unfortunately I was wrong, as my departure from Kigoma was delayed for a few days. But, this time the delay was gladly welcomed … Continue reading

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