Author Archives: Kody Spencer

Research Update

Somehow we have already gone through 5 weeks of our summer research! We’ve been very busy doing several different things compiling and analyzing data and continuing our readings of papers written about the Permian-Triassic Boundary in the Karoo. Some of … Continue reading

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Last Few Days in Cape Town and Travelling

  On Tuesday we decided to explore downtown Cape Town. We started by visiting the oldest establishment, the Dutch fort constructed in the late 1600′s. Among the highlights of the visit were exhibits on the Boer war and the ‘Torture … Continue reading

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Finished!

After two weeks of measuring and describing the rocks for each of our sections we have finally finished our fieldwork. Yesterday at New Wapadsberg Pass we finished Tara’s project and collected all the necessary samples. After lunch we drove back … Continue reading

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Green Rocks and Wildebeest

For such a massive chunk of time covered in thirty meters of sedimentary rocks, all of the rocks at the outcrop at Tweefontein are remarkably similar. With the exception of a few meters of sandstone the entire outcrop is composed … Continue reading

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5 days to go!

Welcome to our blog! Here we will be writing updates on our trip to South Africa and our study of the geology in the Karoo Basin. On January 3rd Dr. Gastaldo, Tara, and I will depart Boston on our way … Continue reading

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