Geography, geology and environment at Brighton

What can a handaxe say about us?

I’ve just returned from leading a really exciting expedition in Tanzania, a country rich in archaeological history. Working with our collaborators on site, Dr Pastory Bushozi from the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and Dr Martin Bates, from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, we took samples of sediments around hand axes…

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Days 8, 9: Dating the Early Stone Age site of Isimila

Here’s a diary of James Cole’s recent research trip to Tanzania as part of a project to date the early stone age site of Isimila. 5th to 6th September 2014 Today we were up early again at 0630 to drive back to Dar es Salaam. It was a long and stressful journey with some hair-raising moments…

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Days 5, 6, 7: Dating the Early Stone Age site of Isimila

Here’s a diary of James Cole’s recent research trip to Tanzania as part of a project to date the early stone age site of Isimila. 2nd to 4th September 2014 We have spent the last few days cleaning back the section identified by Martin as suitable for the OSL samples, and hammering the metal tubes into…

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Day four: Dating the Early Stone Age site of Isimila

Here’s a diary of James Cole’s recent research trip to Tanzania as part of a project to date the early stone age site of Isimila. 1st September 2014 Today we worked in the northern branch of the Isimila Karonga where there has traditionally been a long history of Archaeological investigation. The site of Isimila is a…

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