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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Courses

EAS 3390 Younger Dryas Tree-Ring Field Research at Bell Creek in Upstate New York

Course description

(summer only) This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

Two-week field session to excavate logs that were buried in the Bell Creek Valley 10 to 13,000 years ago, and to collect and retrieve all possible information about wood deposition, site stratification, and any evidence of the paleoenvironment and paleoclimate during the Younger Dryas and into the Early Holocene, a period of extreme climate change. Excavation every weekday, no matter the weather, except for one day spent at a nearby lab facility for an intro to sample prep, species ID, and tree-ring analysis. Three informal lecture/discussions each week from participating and visiting scientists about their research interests and relationship to the site and its findings. Bell Creek is Southeast of Oswego and East of Fulton, NY, and there will be a field excursion on Sunday to the Chimney Bluffs State Park on Lake Ontario.

Prerequisites

Recommended prerequisite: introductory geology.

Classes

EAS 3390 001-LEC Off-campus program: Younger Dryas Tree-Ring Field Research at Bell Creek in Upstate New York

The EAS 3390 001-LEC section of this course has been canceled.

EAS 3390 801-FLD Off-campus program: Younger Dryas Tree-Ring Field Research at Bell Creek in Upstate New York

The EAS 3390 801-FLD section of this course has been canceled.

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