Meet the REAL Young Indiana Jones!
- Meet the REAL Young Indiana Jones
FOX News [USA], October 23, 2009
Young Indiana Jones was a good story. But the real thing is even better.
Meet Andrew Du. Buried deep in the sand of a remote spit called Koobi
Fora hides a treasure trove of artifacts tracing back to the beginnings
of humankind. Found on the eastern side of Kenya's Lake Turkana, the
site is a prime spot for paleontological research -- and there we
uncovered a new nonfictional adventurer, in the flesh. Step aside,
Harrison Ford: Andrew Du is the real young Indiana Jones. Du, 22, earned
his bachelor's degree in evolutionary anthropology at Rutgers
University. Since then he's spent the past three summers in Africa
uncovering a trail of rare, 1.5-million-year- old human footprints.
Garnering media coverage worldwide, these findings from Rutgers' Koobi
Fora Field School yielded key information about the soft-tissue anatomy
of the oldest human-like foot, information that could not be verified by
fossilized bones alone.