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Rester, c'est exister; mais voyager, c'est vivre.

So, it is Monday May the 18th, and almost exactly four days until my flight takes off for Paris. My luggage is sitting on my floor, currently empty because packing and making decisions about packing is hard. 403 more words


Less Than a Week Until I'm in the Dirt

“I can guarantee that you’ll find one thing while you’re there…. dirt.” – Ira Spar

After taking Biblical Archaeology with Ira Spar (who often spoke of his experiences excavating in Israel) this semester, I’m certainly inspired to start digging, and with less than a week before my departure, I figured it would be best to start my blog with my expectations for my month at Montpelier. 417 more words

Andean bear

On our first field day three of the XPERT team (Valerie, Barry and Sarah) claim  they saw an Andean or spectacled bear… 63 more words


Sediment coring in Lake Erazo

By Alexandra Lee and Nick Primmer

To study the palaeo-environmental record of the Andean cloud forest, sediment cores were taken from the recently discovered Erazo lake. 151 more words


Weather forecast - wet

The long range weather forecast for the XPERT field school can be summarised as – wet. Do not forget welly boots and water proofs!

Baeza… 19 more words


Modern pollen sampling

During the XPERT field school we will be sampling the modern environment for the pollen rain to determine how the vegetation is represented by the pollen it produces. 168 more words