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English Lake Petén Itzá Scientific Drilling Project

Project Acronym: PISDP | State: Completed | Expedition ID: 5033

GLAD800 was used to drill a series of sites in Lake Petén Itzá, northern Guatemala, to recover sedimentary sequences along a depth transect from ~30 m to near the deepest point (~150 m) in the lake. Six primary and four alternative drilling sites have been identified on the basis of two detailed seismic surveys.

Keywords: Central America, Guatemala, Lake Peten-Itza, Climate Change, Global Environment, Lake Drilling, Maya Clay, Neotropics, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology

Cores are stored at University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, Continental Scientific Drilling Facility, USA

Project Details

Project Location

Project Timeline


1 February - 31 March 2006

Full Proposal Approved

Workshop Held

17 - 21 August 2003 in Flores, Guatemala

Workshop Proposal Approved

Preliminary Proposal Submitted