Fossils, artifacts, and their geological settings are the raw data of human evolution – they evince what actually happened when and where, and its ecological context. As such, field research represents the essential foundation upon which the discipline of paleoanthropology rests.

This site is aimed at increasing research on the vertebrate fossil collections from Olduvai Gorge and also highlighting the current and past field projects that have contributed to that collection.

For more information on the history of field research at Olduvai Gorge, please visit this page.

For more information on current field projects, please visit this page.

For more information on the vertebrate paleontology field project directly associated with CODI, please visit this page.

featured image: satellite view of Olduvai Gorge, GoogleEarth