Daily Archives: March 18, 2012

Last day of 2012 fieldwork in Israel by Wooster Geologists

MITZPE RAMON–Today we finished our exploration of the Upper Cretaceous near Mitzpe Ramon, and then met some old friends for a different project near Ar’arat an-Naqab in the northernmost part of the Negev. This gave me the chance to take … Continue reading

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Nabataean water management in the northern Negev (circa 2nd Century BCE)

MITZPE RAMON, ISRAEL–We had an earlier post about water management techniques by Iron Age peoples in the northern Negev. Today during our last period of fieldwork on this trip we ran into a complex Nabataean system in a valley a … Continue reading

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Wooster’s Fossil of the Week: A curving scleractinian coral (Middle Jurassic of Israel)

Since Melissa Torma and I recently returned from our expedition to southern Israel (see immediately previous posts), I thought our weekly fossil highlight should be one of our specimens collected from the Middle Jurassic Matmor Formation of Makhtesh Gadol. This … Continue reading

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