Monday, 16 March 2009

On the rocks

One of the best things about exploring new areas on a holiday is seeing the different geology. In Tasmania this week I've seen fossils in a cliff at Wynyard, ancient volcanoes called The Nut and Table Cape, interesting folds in the exposed rocks on the northern beaches and the debris left from the glaciers of long ago. I'm sure it would be even more interesting if only I could remember one geological period from another! I can still remember my 12 times table, why can't I remember my geological times table?

1 comment:

Gouldiae said...

G'day Boobook,
You seem to be having a fine time in Tassie. Lots of interesting things.
I'm with you on the geological time line thing. Of course there are lots of web sites where it is well explained. Here's a link to a fairly simple one that has good explanations of what took place in each era - http://earthsci.org/fossils/youngp/periods/periods.html
Regards,
Gouldiae

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