A Geological History of Yorkshire

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Middle Jurassic trace fossils from the Yorkshire coast

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 page from the British Geological Survey is very helpful: http://earthwise.bgs.ac.uk/index.php/Northern_England_%E2%80%93_introduction_to_geology


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.