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UC Denver Paleoanthropology Field School course in Tanzania

by Ed Hagen last modified Jan 13, 2014 06:20 PM
This is a 6 credit/30 hours per week research-based faculty-led that provides students with an intense four weeks field-based learning experience that focuses on paleoanthropology, paleoecology, geology, archaeology, ecology and conservation, and culture of nomadic pastoralists of the Ngorongoro Highlands in Tanzania.

 

The field school will offer students a memorable, yet academically challenging opportunity to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors, a journey which began a mere 3.56 million years ago. Explore the beauty and wonders that one of Africa¹s most peaceful countries, Tanzania, has to offer and make lifelong and meaningful connections with cultures rich in diversity.
View past students' experience: http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=25rsfIJeA2Q
PROGRAM FEATURES:
Spend a summer doing fieldwork with renowned paleoanthropologists at Olduvai Gorge and Laetoli
Be part of a vibrant Maasai community and experience once in a lifetime rite of passage ceremonies
Take a Safari to the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World, and explore the rich and diverse wildlife of the Ngorongoro Conservation and the Serengeti Plains
Get involved in conservation and preservation of the World Heritage Site of Laetoli
PROGRAM DETAILS:
Cost
$6,950
Cost includes:
Tuition and fees, shared accommodation, entrance fees, most meals, ground transportation & health insurance
Not included
Airfare, some meals, visa fees, personal expenses, camping equipment
Credits
6 Credits, upper-division Anthropology Credit
Program Dates (tentative)
June 15 - July 15, 2014
Application deadline
February 15, 2014
Interested students can apply here:
For more information, contact Jessica.Tharp@ucdenver.edu

 

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