Dr. Emma Mbua
The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is internationally recognized as the custodian of Kenya’s unique fossil and cultural heritage. For a long time, the NMK''s Earth Sciences Department has continued to play a leading role in prehistory research, and the multi-disciplinary research continues to shed light on past ecosystems.
The Earth Sciences Department boasts one of the largest human fossil collection world-over, which together with the equally outstanding non-human fossil collection draws researchers from across the world. Of note is the significant contribution of this research to understanding the evolutionary history of diverse faunal species including humans.It is, however, unfortunate that most Kenyans are not fully aware of the Country’s rich fossil and cultural heritage, and the scientific importance of this heritage.
In view of this, I highly acknowledge the good work being done by the Prehistory Club in educating Kenyans, particularly the youth about the Country’s rich fossil and cultural heritage. Because the sustainable future of prehistory research in Kenya lies in the hands of Kenyans themselves, the Palaeontology Section in the Earth Sciences Department under which the Prehistory Club operates will continue supporting the Club’s activities.