STORAGE—By Flavia Parone
Updated: Dec 6, 2020
In the basement of the Earth Science department of UIB, there are many rows of shelves, classified by the researchers. They contain various samples, which are part of past and current projects. We can find for examples slices of dripstones that come from South Africa. Jenny Maccali, the scientist with whom I’m dialoguing, is studying them as part of a project in collaboration with the department of archeology, on the links between climate and changing behaviour of prehistoric humans.
The cold room is used to store samples that need to be kept at low temperature, so there are a lot of marine and lake sediments, some dating from the 1980s.
Photography: Flavia Parone