A new exhibit at the Dairy Barn Arts Center offers a look behind the scenes of a paleontological dig in Tanzania and the opportunity to learn about tools used to excavate and study fossils.
"Tanzania in Deep Time," a field research project exploring biodiversity change through time, was directed by assistant professors Nancy Stevens and Patrick O'Connor, both assistant professors in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences. Centered in the Rukwa Rift Basin, the project is an international interdisciplinary effort involving researchers from institutions in the U.S. and Tanzania.
Last summer, the research team launched an exhibit on the project in English and Kiswahili languages at the Tanzanian National Museum. The complete exhibit will be on view for the first time in the U.S. at the Dairy Barn.
The research project was sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration, the LSB Leakey Foundation, the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio University's African Studies Program.
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