Paul Henderson

Fieldwork: Trip to Olduvai Gorge

Listen to Paul recall his fieldwork in the Olduvai Gorge.

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Paul Henderson

Paul has worked in a range of roles at the Museum, from overseeing changes to the Museum's now iconic logo, to conducting international field trips and collecting specimens. The most memorable of these was a field trip to the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania. This site, commonly considered one of the world's most important places in the understanding of human evolution, was where Paul studied the Gorge's geology and collected bone specimens for the Museum's collection.

Paul became Director of Science in 1995, during which he experienced some of the most challenging and rewarding tasks at the Museum.