LABORATORIO DI ECOLOGIA DEL QUATERNARIO

40 YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCHES IN WADI RAMM

 
 

The studies on the sedimentology and on the tectonic structures of the area were required to understand many naturalistic problems (zoological, botanical, pre-historical and anthropological). A strong seismic activity, which could involve a vast region of the near East, has been locate in times between late Neolithic PPNB and the Calcolithic immigration, maybe induced by these cataclysms.

New fossiliferous locations of the Paleozoic times with Trilobite tracks (Cruziana) Have been discovered.

Interesting alluvions of the Tertiary period on the crown of a mountain at approx 1450 m above the sea level has been localised. These alluvions cover a vast area.

Many researches are directed towards the Quaternary sediments in order to understand a late tectonic activity. A vast land in the north of the area has been investigated.

Personally, I have been involved on the origin of the black desert patinas of the rocks and on their characteristics and changes with time: the laboratory experiments have allowed to understand the chemical and physical processes which are at the root of the phenomenon.

 

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