Author: fossiliam

Earth scientist in North Yorkshire, fossilist on the Dinosaur Coast. Director of the Yorkshire Fossil Festival and palaeontologist with Hidden Horizons. Can be found cricketing for Ovington CC. Can be found twittering as @fossiliam.

Stratum Young

Stratum Young is my new project to take Earth science into primary schools in the most-deprived parts of Yorkshire. Working with pupils, teachers, and local communities, Stratum Young will develop fun, fossil-flavoured activities to engage children with our amazing geology and palaeontology. And thanks to generous funding from the Yorkshire Geological Society‘s Geoscience Communications Fund, the first phase of Stratum...

Trilobites: an introduction

This page provides resources for the Hidden University class ‘Trilobites: an introduction’ run by Dr Liam Herringshaw of Hidden Horizons. The trilobites handout (including the specimen list) can be downloaded here Online examples of some of the specimens can be found below: Acaste downingiae (Lapworth Museum of Geology) Asaphus cornutus (Virtual Fossil Museum) Calymene blumenbachii (Lapworth Museum of Geology) Cybantyx...

An Introduction To Fossils

The materials used/mentioned in my Hidden Horizons online palaeontology course, An Introduction To Fossils, can be found below. The specimens in the GeoEd ‘Diversity of Life‘ set are as follows: Fossil name Fossil type Higher group Age Where from? Acervularia luxurans Coral Cnidarians Silurian UK Albertosaurus sp. Dinosaur tooth Reptiles Late Cretaceous Canada Calymene blumenbachii Trilobite Arthropods Silurian Dudley, UK...

A Geological History of Yorkshire

Below are materials and links for my course ‘A Geological History of Yorkshire’ PowerPoint slideshow: PDF handout of slideshow: Geological timescale (International Commission on Stratigraphy): https://stratigraphy.org/chart The rock cycle: http://geologycafe.com/erosion/rock_cycle_illustrated.html John Phillips’ 1855 geological map of Yorkshire: http://www.geology.19thcenturyscience.org/books/1855-Phillips-Yorkshire/figures/1855-Phillips-Yorkshire-p0030.jpg Yorkshire Geological Society introduction to the geological history of Yorkshire: http://earthwise.bgs.ac.uk/index.php/Geological_history_of_Yorkshire For a broader overview of the geology of Northern England, this...