The MyaPGr group was well-represented at the GSA 2017 conference meeting in Seattle, with Pierrick Roperch giving a talk on our paleomagnetic investigations in central Myanmar, Virginia Littell presenting her work on fossil gastropods and bivalves from the late Eocene deposits near Kalewa, and Alexis Licht presenting his sedimentological study of the Kalewa sedimentary section.
Two posters and one talk: a lot on Burmese Geology at GSA conference meeting
Next plan for the team: workshop on Burmese Geology on Monday, November 13 at the University of Yangon. In the morning, we will discuss the results of one year of labwork, with Jan, Virginia, Huasheng and Alexis discussing their recent work, and reuniting with the Burmese side of the team (Day Wa Aung, Hnin Hnin Swe, Myat Kay Thi, Kyaing Sein). In the afternoon, we will give two lectures at the university of Yangon: one on the recent advances in geochronological studies in Myanmar, and an introduction to paleomagnetism. The lectures are open to all the students of the department of geology.
We’ll then fly to Kalewa for one month of fieldwork. Pictures and feedbacks from the field will be posted on the blog!