Mark Wilson September 2nd, 2009
MAKHTESH GADOL, ISRAEL–During the afternoon Yoav and I drove to the center of this magnificent erosional crater to visit familiar sites and do some preliminary surveys. It was deliciously hot and dry — just the way I like it. I concentrated on the middle of the Matmor Formation, a Jurassic (Callovian) unit of limestones and marls loaded with diverse fossils. I scoped out the sites I want to measure, describe and sample in the next few days. It was fun to see those places where several Wooster students did their Independent Study fieldwork over the years, and to make plans for the next set.