A Geological History of Britain – part 9

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Cretaceous Britain: not just chalk

The lecture notes for the class can be found here: 2012_GHB_Lect9

Information on the Lower Cretaceous can be found on the Geological Society website here, and information on the Upper Cretaceous here.

Images from the GCR volume “British Upper Cretaceous Stratigraphy” can be found here.

Information on Baryonyx walkeri (‘Walker’s heavy claw’), the fish-hunting dinosaur of the Weald, can be found here.

Information on the dinosaurs of the Isle of Wight can be found here.

An Aside From Week 8

The River Ouse does have a tidal bore, and it is indeed called the ager.


Earth scientist in North Yorkshire, fossilist on the Cote de Saur. Director of the Yorkshire Fossil Festival and palaeontologist for hire. Can be found twittering and facebooking as @fossiliam.


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