Rob Marchant, Colin Courtney-Mustaphi and Rebecca Kariuki set out for the first ARCC project fieldwork in northern Tanzania in early July 2018. The fieldwork largely involved collecting lake sediment cores from Speke’s Bay in Lake Victoria. It also involved capturing leaf area index (LAI) images and surveying land use and livelihood patterns across northern Tanzania.
The cores and surface sediments were collected using a Pylonex gravity corer. They were extruded, packed into plastic bags and transported to the University of York, UK for radiocarbon dating, charcoal and loss of ignition analysis.
The second fieldwork phase is scheduled for late 2018.
Siphoning water from the core, measuring the core and mounting it for extrusion.