The Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project (HSPDP) is an international consortium of geoscientists and paleoanthropologists engaged in using drill cores collected from six sites in Kenya and Ethiopia to better constrain the environmental context of human origins in Africa. The drill sites are all located in the East African Rift Valley, primarily focused around lacustrine depocenter targets, where the most complete deposition records of the basins can be found. Drilling was conducted for all HSPDP sites from 2012-2014. Since that time our team has been actively researching both the vast array of drill core material collected (almost 2 kilometers of sediment!) and the paleoenvironmental, paleoecologic and paleoclimatic implications of these records, which range in age from the late Pliocene to today. We welcome your interest in our project!