Geology and Landscape

Mount LykaionI’d like to introduce another exceptional team working at Mt. Lykaion: the geologists.  It’s a team of just two—Dr. George Davis of the University of Arizona and his able assistant, Karl Yares—but they’ve managed to accomplish a tremendous amount over the course of the season. From field mapping the region to digitally processing all their data to digging their own trench, the geologists did a little of nearly everything.

As George helped us appreciate, the geology of Mt. Lykaion and its environs is incredible.  Active faults zigzag across the land, and their traces are visible everywhere, at least with someone like George to help us notice them.  In some places, compressional forces have caused a plane to fold back on itself in a hairpin bend, so strata can be seen in the reverse of their usual sequence; in others, faulting occurs twice, so that the sequence of strata repeats...

Read the rest of this article, and more, on the Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey blog (wordpress).

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