The Stone Age Institute has supported and been involved in field sites in many parts of the world. Field expeditions that yield specimen which illuminate questions about human evolution are often situated in far off lands where modern roads and conveniences are scarce. In fact, the tangible vestiges of hominin and hominoid ancestors would not still be so well preserved if these areas were more heavily habituated by modern societies.
Archaeological sites, such as those at Gona, Ethiopia and Ain Hanech, Algeria continue to play an important role in the ongoing search for evidence of the distant past histories of the human existence. The SAI/CRAFT-IU has supported these important field projects for many years, and continues to do so as an affiliated institution.