Lake Petén Itzá Scientific Drilling Project

Paleoclimatic history of the lowland Neotropics

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.

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