Kenya Museum Society & Muthaiga Country Club
Saturday 21 September 2019, National Museums of Kenya
Behind the scenes visit to Paleontology & Archaeology Sections of the National Museums of Kenya
Paleontology Section is one of the core research departments of the National Museums of Kenya. The Section is mandated to research, conserve and disseminate knowledge about Kenya’s fossil heritage. The Section holds extensive and well curated collections of fossils that include: the most complete record of human origins; a remarkable record of the distant ancestry of dinosaurs, mammals and reptiles; and a rich history of plant evolution and diversification. Kenya’s human fossil record dates back to the last 6 million years, making Kenya indisputably the oldest record holder and truly the Cradle of Mankind. We will get a rare opportunity to view original fossils and to learn some of the significant similarities and differences between chimps and humans.
Archaeology Section The collections were obtained through professional excavation and the donations of enthusiasts since the 1920s. They cover all the important periods of human technological, behavioural and cultural development, from 3.3 million to 300 years ago. We will have a demonstration on how our ancestors made and used the stone tools, interacted with and adapted to different environments. The researchers will also share some of the major breakthroughs in Archaeology in the last 5 years that not only make Kenya the cradle of humankind but also the cradle of innovation.
This tour will be guided by palaeontologists and archaeologists for each section.
Members will get a rare chance to view the latest discovery of the biggest hyena (Simbakubwa kutokaafrica) to have ever lived, and a hands on activity with some of the stone tools in archaeology section.
KMS & MCC Member – Ksh 1,350 & Guest – Ksh 1,550
Booking closes on 25th Sept
Payment: M-PESA Paybill, Business No: 400800, Account: 6571570019
Bookings: 0724 255 299, 078 755 231 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Proceeds made will go towards Rehabilitation of the Cradle of Humankind Gallery at the Nairobi National Museum.