Mark Wilson June 5th, 2010
MITZPE RAMON, ISRAEL — Wooster geologists this summer have been working hard with boundaries of the geological kind: horizontal surfaces in rock sequences that mark dramatic events in Earth history. Our favorite has been the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary, but we are also concerned with the boundaries between rock units such as formations and members. In fact, we only know where we are in the geological record when we find a boundary and position ourselves above or below it.
Today we met a different kind of boundary, one as dramatic as we’ve seen in rock in its own way. Pictured below is the Israel-Egypt border north of the Israeli city of Eilat. It certainly gives us direct information on our position in the political world.