In-Africa Project


 The In-AFRICA Project was a five-year research programme to investigate the origins of our species – Homo sapiens – and its diversity in Africa funded by the European Research Council through an Advanced Investigator Award to Marta Mirazon Lahr. The main aim of the project was to discover new human fossils and archaeological sites in East Africa to test models of human origins and diversification in Africa. The geographical focus of the project was the Turkana Basin in northern Kenya, where the project continued excavations carried out by Marta Mirazon Lahr and Robert Foley since 2009, as well as smaller excavation of sites in the Central Rift Valley of Kenya and the Albertine Rift in Uganda.

The In-Africa Project made important fossil and archaeological discoveries in Turkana and the Central Rift Valley, many of are still under study.