In Africa is funded through a five-year Advanced Investigator Award from the European Research Council (ERC) to Marta Mirazon Lahr.

The research programme also receives logistic and academic support from the Turkana Basin Institute, the British Institute in Eastern Africa, the National Museums of Kenya, and the University of Cambridge.

View of the Turkwell River and the South Turkwell site from TBI

In Africa carries out field surveys and excavations in two areas of Kenya – the Nakuru-Naivasha Basin of the Central Rift Valley and the Turkana Province of northwest Kenya, west of Lake Turkana. The latter gives continuity to the project Late Quaternary Human Evolution in West Turkana” (LQWT), directed by Marta Mirazon Lahr & Robert Foley in collaboration with Richard Leakey (TBI) since 2009, with support from Emma Mbua, Frederick Kyalo Manthi and Purity Kiura (NMK) and the British Institute in Eastern Africa. The LQWT Project received financial support from The Leverhulme Trust, The Newby Trust, and the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research of the University of Cambridge.