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Origin Stories: Field School Diaries

Reading Time: 2 minutes
Front row left to right: Thea Koen, Christine Kuyogh, Justin Pargeter, Vonani Ramoloko, Zarah Abrahams, Grace Enyang; Back row left to right: Joshua van Schalkwyk, Bacara Spruit, Monique Niekerk, Struan Henderson, Sam Durojaiye, Nkosi Mgcaleka, Nico Choga

This month’s Origin Stories episode takes you inside the world of archaeology students at Boomplaas Cave field school in South Africa. Led by Leakey Foundation grantee and Baldwin Fellow Dr. Justin Pargeter, the students chronicle their field school journey through personal audio diaries, offering a candid look at the joys, thrills, and challenges of archaeological fieldwork.

This episode was produced and hosted by Ray Pang with production assistance from Taylor Cook. Origin Stories’ story editor is Audrey Quinn, winner of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for her work on the documentary podcast Suave from Futuro Media.

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