Site KBS (Kay Behrensmeyer Site): A representative series of the 129 artifacts which have been recovered from this site. Top row, angular fragments (= broken flakes without a talon). Second row, split and snapped flakes. Third and fourth rows, whole flakes. Bottom row, core-choppers, polyhedrons, discoids, etc.
Site KBS (Kay Behrensmeyer Site): A plan of the location of in situ finds at KBS. The excavation has revealed part of a patch of discarded material some 12 - 15 inches in diameter. The left-hand portion was destroyed by erosion before discovery of the site. Part has deliberately been left unexcavated so as to be available for future research.
Site KBS (Kay Behrensmeyer Site): In the silts covering the archaeological site numerous leaf casts were found. The species has not been identified but they may belong to the genus Ficus. Very probably groves of trees grew along the sandy channel and their shade may have been among the attractions leading to hominid occupation of this spot.
Site KBS (Kay Behrensmeyer Site): A schematic reconstruction of the paleogeographic setting of the sites KBS and HAS in a delta floodplain just inland of a swampy lakeshore with lagoon (this reconstruction is subject to some revision as a result of more recent geological work).
The eastern shores of Lake Turkana (Rudolf) are inhabited by mobile groups of fishers, the Gal-dies, who are a segment of the mainly pastoral and agricultural Dassanetch. A fisherman in a dugout canoe.
Excavating a Gal-dies camp that had been buried by sand a short while after occupation had ended. The fishing group had chosen this spot because the ephemeral water course provided comfortable sand to sit on. The small stream then flooded, burying the discarded flood refuse and the hearth. The situation involves many parallels with the KBS site. Ms. Diane Gifford (left rear) conducted the study and will publish detailed reports.