Geography, Earth and environment at Brighton

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 involving large buses driving on the wrong side of the road but we got back to Dar es Salaam safely. We checked into our hotel and returned the hire car.

On Saturday we met up with Pastory before our flight to hand over the OSL samples to him to arrange the export licences etc. so the samples could be shipped back to the UK. We then battled the Dar es Salaam traffic for an hour and a half to get to the airport and flew home.

It was an incredible trip and I hope we can return next year to carry on our work, there is much to do there and Tanzania is a wonderful country to work in. Asante sana Tanzania.

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Mark Higginson • September 6, 2014

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