|View across the Valsequillo Reservoir|
Professor Matthew Bennett has just returned from fieldwork in both Kenya and Mexico continuing his research in to Quaternary palaeoenvironments.
Working in Kenya Matthew has been laser scanning early hominid footprints at a site near Koobi Fora on the shores of Lake Turkana with a team from Rutgers University in the USA. In Mexico Matthew continued his work on the NERC funded project into the early colonization of the Americas, as well as working on the sedimentary products associated with several volcanic flank collapses. The photograph shows the volcano Popoccatepetl across the Valsequillo Reservoir close to the site were early human footprints were found in 2003 by Professor Bennett.