Canal Zone Geology

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Abstract

The notebook documents the field work of Axel A. Olsson in the Canal Zone [Panama], circa 1917 - 1918. The first entry for February 8 [no year], indicates that he was studying the geology along rivers in the vicinity, including Rio Lagarta and Rio Salud. Entries contain lists of data corresponding to numbered locations along the rivers. For some locations, Olsson provided additional description about geological characteristics (composition, color, fossils present). There are references to page numbers throughout the volume.

Date Range

1917 - 1918

Start Date

1917

End Date

1918

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Paleontology

Place

  • Panama
  • Canal Zone

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA Acc. 15-309

Collection name

Axel A. Olsson Papers, c. 1915 - 1974, 1988

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 2 Folder 8