Hunting for Fossils: A Student in Kenya

Hunting for Fossils: A Student in Kenya

Video. Meet a graduate student and learn about his work in the field at Lake Turkana.


6 - 12+


Biology, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography

This video clip, from the film Bones of Turkana, takes place in the area around ancient Lake Turkana, Kenya. This area is known as a cradle of human life. There is evidence that hominids lived here 4.2 million years ago.

This video tells the story of Dr. Jason Lewis, a paleoanthropologist at the Turkana Basin Institute. Lewis travels the world in the pursuit of science. This video also gives insight into the conditions of the life of a scientist working at Lake Turkana and the reasons fossils are so abundant in the region.

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Last Updated

October 19, 2023

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