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Drilling into history

A team of researchers has been drilling to great depths in Africa's Great Rift Valley to discover how climate may have influenced human origins and migration. The team is reconvening in April to study the resultant cores. Professor Henry Lamb of Aberystwyth University's Department of Geography and Earth Science answers GDI's questions about the Chew Bahir project.

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November 22, 2014

A good day in Chew Bahir! The day ended near ~140 meters below surface. Still mostly clay with several potential tephra layers as well. Major thunderstorms and lightening surrounding the basin may be bringing heavy rains soon though. Hopefully nothing that halts progress for too long though. Stay tuned!

November 26, 2014

After a highly productive 24hrs collecting almost 90m of core the drilling rig was hit with a broken hydraulic line. Drilling is currently halted while the team attempts a temporary fix until the replacement parts arrive on Sunday. However, the 2B site is currently at ~266 mbs and the the drillers have a plan to attempt to punch through the aquifer zone that put an early end to hole 2A.

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