IM4 – The depositional architecture of the Pleistocene deposits of the Roman Basin

Leaders

Salvatore Milli, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Daniel Tentori, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Mattia Marini, University of Milan, Italy

Contact person: salvatore.milli@uniroma1.it, mattia.marini@unimi.it

Type: Intra-Meeting
Duration: 1 day
Cost: € 50,00
Start: Rome (12th September 2019 – early morning)
End: Rome (12th September 2019 – early evening)
Difficulty level: Low
Participants: min 10 max 15

IM4 - The  depositional architecture of the Pleistocene deposits of the Roman Basin  | Intra-meeting Trips | IAS 2019 Rome IM4 - The  depositional architecture of the Pleistocene deposits of the Roman Basin  | Intra-meeting Trips | IAS 2019 Rome

Fluvialce and beach gravel deposits of the Ponte Galeria Sequence.
Mammal paleontological site (the Polledrara di Cecanibbio) within the fluvial deposits of the Ponte Galeria Sequence

The Roman Basin represents one of the extensional basins, developed starting from the Late Pliocene along the central sector of Latium Tyrrhenian margin. The sediment filling this basin were transported and deposited by the Tiber river and its tributaries and were attributed to fluvial, coastal, deltaic and shelf depositional systems. Several studies suggest that stratigraphic and depositional architecture the Roman Basin is the result of the close interaction among tectonic uplift, volcanic activity, and glacio-eustatic sea-level fluctuations. The aims of this field trip will be the sedimentology and the sequence stratigraphy of these deposits and how they are organized in relation to the interaction between the three main processes mentioned above.

Itinerary

Rome, Ponte Galeria, Monte dell’Ara-Valle Santa, Rome

Technical Information

The field trip is planned as short walks and includes two stops: one in a quarry in the western suburban area of Rome, and one in a vertebrate paleontological site located NW of Rome. The participants will be carried with two minivans. In september weather conditions are good; anyway a waterproof coat/jacket is recommended as well as a bottle of water and a backpack.