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Lepre NSFDr. Christopher Lepre has been awarded $87,000 from the National Science Foundation to conduct a three-year project in the Turkana Basin of Kenya. The project will focus on using magnetic minerals in paleosols to reconstruct the impacts of Pliocene-Pleistocene rainfall variations on paleo-ecosystem change and human evolution. NSF programs Sedimentary Geology & Paleobiology and Archaeometry are jointly funding the award. For more information follow this link to NSF announcement & project abstract: