Yale Geology field trip to the Alps

The Briggs Lab took part in the Yale department field trip this August. The trip involved a performing a transect across the Alps and Apennines from Frankfurt, Germany to Assisi, Italy.


The Briggs lab group in the Hauff museum, Holzmaden, Germany. In the background is a fossilised log with crinoids attached from the Jurassic Posidonia Shale.

For over two weeks in August, 23 students and faculty travelled about 3000 km and covered the amazing sedimentary record preserved between the mountains belts between Germany, Switzerland and Italy.


Derek and students in discussion on an outcrop during the field trip

Here’s a link to an article about the trip. Make sure to check out loads more photos of the trip on Flickr!