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Earth Science Week 2016: The Durham Coast - 300 million years of history

Date:
13 October 2016
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Event type:
Lecture, Evening Meeting
Organised by:
Earth Science Week 2016, Northumbria University
Venue:
The Great North Museum, Newcastle
Event status:
EVENT CLOSED

The Durham Coast - 300 million years of history: from deserts, salty lagoons and ice to human habitation

This talk will explore the fascinating history of the Durham coastline, focussing on the rocks that make it a world class area for geology and what we can learn about human habitation from archaeological finds.

Nearly 300 million years ago the area was a sandy desert, and since then has been below warm shallow seas and then more recently scoured by ice movement. What we see today has also been affected by human interaction with the landscape and there will be an opportunity to hear about some of the archaeological finds. The talk will last for about one hour.

Speakers

Lesley Dunlop, Northumbria University and Alex Croom, Great North Museum: Hancock

Target audience

Open to all, but more suitable for adults and older children. No previous knowledge needed.

Time

6pm

Venue

The Clore Suite
The Great North Museum
Hancock
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 4PT

Cost

Free

Convenor Contact

Lesley Dunlop

Northumbria University