Geography, Earth and environment at Brighton

Southeast Asia to Brighton

Our Human Geography team hosted a major conference on Southeast Asia Studies last month. In collaboration with the Royal Pavillion Museum in Brighton, the conference brought together a diverse group of Southeast Asian scholars, development practitioners, artists and even Shan Buddhist monks, all with an interest in different aspects of Southeast Asian human geography, culture…

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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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Day three: 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. 31st August 2014 Today was an exciting day as Martin and I walked around the southern branch of the Isimila Karonga trying to piece together the geological story of the site…

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Day two: 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. 30th August 2014 With some trepidation we set off at 0630 in the morning to continue our trip to Iringa where our site of interest – Isimila – was located and…

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