Official launch of the GSSP of the Chattian Stage (Oligocene Series), Monte Cagnero section, Italy, May 13, 2017

The golden spike for the base of the Chattian Stage was formally hammered into place at a ceremony on the Monte Cagnero section (Urbania, Central Italy). The ceremony was well attended by key members of the institutes involved, members of the IUGS and Paleogene Subcommission together with researchers, students and local people. It was a wonderful occasion, marking yet another chapter in the International Commission on Stratigraphy and in the home of stratigraphy, itself!


Simonetta Monechi (Chair, Subcommission on Paleogene Stratigraphy).
See http://www.paleogene.org/ for details.

Chattian GSSP

 

Chattian GSSP