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Guided Tour of Paleontology & Archaeology Sections – Sat 21 Sept, Nairobi Nat Museum

September 21

- Ksh1,350

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 info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

Proceeds made will go towards Rehabilitation of the Cradle of Humankind Gallery at the Nairobi National Museum.

Paleontology & Archaeology Tour Poster for MCC

Details

Date:
September 21
Cost:
Ksh1,350
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.kenyamuseumsociety.org

Organiser

Kenya Museum Society
Phone:
0724 255 299/0780 755 231 | 020 2339158
Email:
info@kenyamuseumsociety.org
Website:
https://kenyamuseumsociety.org/

Venue

Nairobi National Museum
Kenya + Google Map
Phone:
0724255299
Website:
https://www.kenyamuseumsociety.org/

Details

Date:
September 21
Cost:
Ksh1,350
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.kenyamuseumsociety.org

Organiser

Kenya Museum Society
Phone:
0724 255 299/0780 755 231 | 020 2339158
Email:
info@kenyamuseumsociety.org
Website:
https://kenyamuseumsociety.org/

Venue

Nairobi National Museum
Kenya + Google Map
Phone:
0724255299
Website:
https://www.kenyamuseumsociety.org/