Summer 2015 has been a very adventurous one!
I drove from Athens, Georgia, all the way to Wyoming to conduct fieldwork on the Sundance Seaway.
My field assistant Austin Poncelet, an undergraduate student at UGA, and I, spent 12 weeks between Wyoming and South Dakota to collect stratigraphic, sedimentological and paleoecological data on a seaway more than 150 million years old.
Steve Holland, stayed with us for the first ten days, while Stefano Dominici, my PhD supervisor when I was in Italy, joined us for the last week. At the end of the fieldwork, on my way back, I also spent one week in Denver to study some cores from the Sundance Formation at the USGS Core Research Center.
In total I drove 9000 miles (15000 km!), an unbelievable number of miles for European standards!
It has been an unique experience, and I am looking forward to repeat it in the summer 2016!
Click on the picture below to see the record of my trip!