The project aims at unveiling
the geo-paleontological wonders of Tanzania.
Discover THOR Project
Students and graduates can participate in the THOR field-workshops. Discover Field School

our research

Science dissemination

Olduvai Gorge

Olduvai Gorge is a valley incised by a seasonal river at the southeastern margin of the Serengeti Plains. The rocks that crop out in the Gorge span the last 2 million years and are very rich in paleontological and archeological remains, offering a clear glimpse of human evolution in the context of East African Quaternary environmental changes.

Discover Ngorongoro

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one the most important protected areas in the whole Africa, recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979 and Biosphere Reserve since 1981. The area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive and unfilled volcanic caldera. The NCA is a treasure trove of biodiversity and culture!

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Department of Physics and Geology
University of Perugia
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