The coring team has been hard at work for the past few days! We finished taking soil cores all over Pafastaðir, and today we began work on a farm mound at Kjartansstaðir. We’ve been tiptoeing through the þufurs and wrestling with extreme dandelions. On Monday we took a hike through field, bog, and stream to take a look at the tephra sequence on the abandoned farm at Melkot.
After a week I’m really starting to get hang of intepreting soil cores!
Fording a stream at Melkot
Beautiful tephra sequence at Melkot
John really gets into tephra.