A typical field geology day in the Negev

Exploring a portion of the Menuha Formation (Upper Cretaceous) in Wadi Aqrav (“Scorpion Wash” which we may rename “Tick Wash”). Coordinates: N30° 33.712′, E34° 38.844′.

Our source of shade in Wadi Aqrav is unusually good (until the afternoon sun finds the inside).

Our team in the Wadi Aqrav cave, left to right: Stuart Chubb (Birkbeck College, London), Andrew Retzler (Wooster senior) and Micah Risacher (Wooster senior).

Excellent fossil echinoids we found today in the Menuha Formation. The one on the left is a regular echinoid (the sea urchin type); the one on the right is an irregular echinoid (the sea biscuit type).

About Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson is a Professor of Geology at The College of Wooster. He specializes in invertebrate paleontology, carbonate sedimentology, and stratigraphy. He also is an expert on pseudoscience, especially creationism.
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5 Responses to A typical field geology day in the Negev

  1. Meagen says:

    Looking good – nobody looks too red yet! 😉

  2. Elyssa Krivicich says:

    Bill Ausich would be very happy with these pictures. I was doing field work in Alabama this weekend and we met Richard Keyes. I will have to post some pictures so that you can see what we found. We were working in the Fort Payne Chert of Alabama and Tennessee.

  3. Mark Wilson says:

    Love to see the photos, Elyssa!

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