Join archaeologists and other specialists investigating the deep roots of human behaviour in Africa

When did humans first start to use complex stone tools - tools made of more than one part - and why does it matter? Well, we are on a journey to find out and we hope you will check in and follow our progress. We will be reporting directly from the field - and the lab - as our four year project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of Great Britain, unfolds

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Sunday. A very welcome day off. Time to catch up on what’s been happening both off (thank you, work emails) and on site.  And for aching bones and muscles to recover.   This first full week of excavation was interspersed with errands – buying essential final bits and pieces. First, excavation bags. No, not the […]

Arriving in Zambia at the start of a two day public holiday (Monday for Heroes, Tuesday for Unity) had felt like poor timing, but turned out to be a great chance for me to acclimatise. Settled into my lodgings at Fawlty Towers (yes, really), all the safely-arrived-kit checked, I contacted the new volunteers coming from […]

As the rain drips over soggy England, I’m putting the final touches to the kit I’m taking out to sunny Zambia – five separate items of luggage so far – and counting. Heading south I’ll be swapping our summer for the southern hemisphere’s winter. A good time for us to begin our excavations as the […]