Over the last four days, we have been prospecting for future sites of study in the Minbu sedimentary basin. Our main goal is to find new places where rock exposure is good enough to extend our studies started in Kalewa. We are targeting geological units spanning over a long time window, from 65 to 15 million years ago. It took us some time to find adequate sites, but we eventually found a very neat area where rock exposure is fresh by recent river incision. A lot of potential work for next year!
We have also been sampling modern pollen and carbonate samples to calibrate our paleoclimate proxies. Everyone gets something to do.