purity photoDr. Purity Kiura is a Senior Research Scientist and Head of the Archaeology Section in the Department of Earth Sciences, National Museums of Kenya. She completed her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Anthropology at Rutgers University, New Jersey in 2005. Her research interests have included human origins and technology as well as human subsistence and settlement patterns. In addition, she is also interested in the study of modern peoples, landscapes and environments in East Africa  In addition to the research and coordination of training programs in Anthropology, Dr. Kiura is also currently involved with the conservation and awareness efforts of Kenya’s prehistory heritage for economic investments in Kenya through various activities.