To Study the evolution and diversity of the Miocene primates in East Africa
Date:2007/07/21 - 2007/10/01
In the earlier half of my stay in Kenya, I joined in the fieldwork carried out in the Nakali area in the northcentral region of Kneya.
The Nakali area is a fossil locality that has yielded early Late Miocene fossils.
The recent fieldworks by the Kenya-Japan Joint Expedition team have discovered plenty of fossils, including hominoids and other primates, as well as a variety of other mammals.
This year's fieldwork also yielded a number of vertebrate fossils including primates.
After the fieldwork, those fossils collected at Nakali in this field season were brought to the Natioinal Museums of Kenya in Nairobi, where I preliminary identified them.
I also studied the Kenyan fossil specimens of Miocene hominoids and cercopithecoids, which are stored in NMK.
I also discussed with Dr.
Emma Mbua and other members of NMK to exchange information on the conservation of fossil specimens and its facilities in the museum.