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Arenal Region, Costa Rica
Excavation of Footpaths

Ash layers from the Arenal VolcanoAsh layers from the Arenal Volcano. Ten successive eruptions occurred between 1000 BC and AD 1968.

Excavation profile of a prehistoric footpathExcavation profile of a prehistoric path (bottom of trench) showing the erosional effect through strata depositions

Responsible Official: Dr. James L. Smoot (
Page Author: Tom Sever
Page Curator: Diane Samuelson (