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Do try this at home: Taphonomy with the kids’ toys

Another dinosaur excavation kit, accompanied by a fine selection of supporting materials, appeared in the house among the Christmas presents. The block with the plastic remains of the inevitable T. rex was larger than usual. And that made all the difference

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Snakestone specimen in the Cockburn

Dactilyoceras commune is a Lower Jurassic ammonoid often found in the sea cliffs of the Yorkshire Coast. Around Whitby they are common enough to feature on the coat of arms of the town in triplicate. However, these ammonoids have heads

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Hills of Hame now offering some urban exploration of Edinburgh via Airbnb experiences

Fossil fish and ammonoids on the streets beside famous landmarks? Hiking within sight of the centre of Edinburgh, but not among the crowds in Holyrood Park? Hills of Hame has offered these experiences, and others, since start-up in 2014. However, uptake from

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Posted in Geological Walks, Geological Walks (urban), Scotland

Walk One: Pavement Palaeontology

A PDF description of the Pavement Palaeontology walk. If you’d like to make enquires about the guided walks, please use the contact form below.

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Starting Edinburgh Geological Walks mid-August

The main aim of Hills of Hame is to take people out to more remote areas but urban geology in Edinburgh is great too. The guides will go up on the site here for people to look at, and use

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Posted in Geological Walks, Geological Walks (low-level), Uncategorized
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