Current field research at Olduvai Gorge

There are six active archaeology/paleontology field projects at Olduvai Gorge right now.  Below are links to each project’s website and related sites.

Conservation of Olduvai Project (COP)

  • Project Director: Fidelis Masao

Olduvai Geochonology Archaeology Project (OGAP)

OGAP Directors: Drs. Lindsay McHenry, Ignacio de la Torre, Jackson Njau, Michael Pante

Project Website (in Spanish, in Kiswahili)


Olduvai Landscape Paleoanthropology Project (OLAPP)

Olduvai Vertebrate Paleontology Project

Proyecto Olduvai

  • Project Director: Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo
  • Project Website (with Cives Mundi)

Stone Tools, Diet, and Sociality (SDS)

  • Project Directors: Dr. Julio Mercader Florin from University of Calgary and Dr. Bushozi Pastory from University of Dar es Salaam
  • Project Website

Tanzanian Human Origins Research (THOR)

  • Project directors: Prof. Marco Cherin, University of Perugia; Dr. Fidelis T. Masao, University of Dar es Salaam
  • Project website: