The Paleocene rocks in the Southern Carpathians foredeep are represented by poorly sorted, massive, clast-supported conglomerates, which onlap the crystalline basement. They consist of angular fragments of schist up to 1m in diameter, as shown in the photo below.
Calimanesti Conglomerate on Topolog Valley, Southern Carpathians - Romania
The schist fragments are lithologically similar to metamorphic rocks in the Southern Carpathians. The massive conglomerates grade upward into upward-fining cycles of conglomerate and sandstone, each cycle about 8m thick.
Upward-fining cycles of conglomerate and sandstone.
Calimanesti Conglomerate, Valsan Valley-Romania.
Calimanesti Conglomearte, Valsan Valley - Romania.
Note the erosional base and fining-upward character.
Calimanesti Conglomerate, Valsan Valley-Romania. Note the erosional base,
large fragments of crystalline rocks and the finning-upward character
The conglomerates described above were deposited by overlapping alluvial fans sourced by the Southern Carpathians. The poorly sorted, angular, coarse textured deposits, with fragments up to one meter in diameter are indicative of debris flow deposits, a common occurrence in alluvial fans. The Paleocene landscape of Romania was probably not too different than the landscape in the photo below, from the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.
A hike on top of the fan in the Rockies reveals the size and complexity of the fan. I bet a hike in the Paleocene in Romania, on top of the Calimanesti Conglomerate would have been somewhat similar, less the ability to use the humans for scale :)
Alluvial fan at the mouth of a canyon in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
Close-up view of the alluvial fan in Rocky Mountain Park, Colorado.