Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Searching for an answer ...

i know that i have seen and/or heard folks talking about the sort of geological assay that would fit our site. probably could have paid more attention. now as i am focusing on the part where i must talk about the actual composition of the soil and the flora of the area i am not able to locate any clear descriptions of what is found there. if anyone has any leads to share i would greatly appreciate it. thanks.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Mark! I do not know if I can be much help here, but I'd be happy to share what I used in my essay. I did not specify what type of grass, but I did note in my journal that there were at least two different species of tall grass that ranged from a couple inches to several feet. With regards to soil composition, I commented on ow the soil progressed from dry to more clay-like. I do not know much about the rocks of the area, but I do know there was granite. I think Brenna said once that some of the orange flaky stuff we found was decomposing granite, but I am not 100% sure on this. Also, don't forget fauna- our turkey friends, the partridge, and the lovely gophers who helped mix up our soil!

    One more thing, I discussed briefly how we were near the Hayward fault line. I honestly have no knowledge about tectonics and archaeology, but I do recall from one Dr. Gilbert's classes way back when that it is kind of a big deal in some locations. I'm guessing not so much at our site, since we didn't talk about it, but I mentioned it just to be safe. Hope this doesn't send you on a wild goose chase. I doubt it's of any consequence.

    Doubt that this will be of much use, but maybe it can help point you in the right direction. Good luck!


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