Lecture: A New Look at the Palaeogeography of the Chalk

Speaker: Prof John Cope, National Museum of Wales

Entry Fee

Members: Free

Visitors: £5.00

Date and Time

19:00 -

Location

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN


Lecture Description

High sea-levels in the Late Cretaceous resulted in most of Britain being under the sea, but subsequent erosion has removed much of the evidence of its original extent. New techniques allow reconstruction of depositional histories over areas now stripped of Mesozoic cover and provide fresh evidence of the former extent of the Chalk and the dramatic way that it was removed from western Britain.



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