Articles | Volume 27
Sci. Dril., 27, 49–52, 2020
Sci. Dril., 27, 49–52, 2020
Progress report
27 May 2020
Progress report | 27 May 2020

Late Miocene wood recovered in Bengal–Nicobar submarine fan sediments by IODP Expedition 362

Lisa McNeill et al.

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Cited articles

Backman, J., Chen, W., Kachovich, S., Mitchison, F., Petronotis, K., Yang, T., and Zhao, X.: Data report: revised age models for IODP Sites U1480 and U1481, Expedition 362, in: Sumatra Subduction Zone, edited by: McNeill, L. C., Dugan, B., Petronotis, K. E., and the Expedition 362 Scientists, Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 362, College Station, TX, USA,, 2019.  
McNeill, L. C., Dugan, B., Petronotis, K., and Expedition 362 Scientists: Sumatra Subduction Zone, Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 362, College Station, TX, USA,, 2017b. 
Mustoe, G. E.: Non-mineralized fossilized wood, Geosciences, 8, 223,, 2018. 
Short summary
The IODP scientific ocean drilling program drilled into the sediments of the Bengal–Nicobar submarine fan system west of Sumatra, Indonesia. Within the cores, a large piece of fossilized wood was discovered, 9 million years in age and buried beneath 800 m of sediment; it is thought to be the largest wood fragment found in scientific ocean drilling boreholes. The wood is believed to be a species of flowering plant and may have originated from the north, east, or even as a result of a tsunami.