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We’ve moved server!

February 3, 2011 Comments off

Hi everyone – we’ve now moved this blog over to our own server and you can get at it on

http://hgsonline.co.uk/wordpress/hgsrocks/

All members of the group will shortly get an email with their login details – please place any new posts on this new location.

Best wishes, Mr. B

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Modern Bivalve example.

January 30, 2011 Comments off

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBfviWg7kKM

Found this surprisingly helpful putting into perspective how bivalves live today. What we’ve learnt about relates to what the guy’s talking about which is cool.x

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What do you want to revise?

January 17, 2011 Comments off

The list below is from your post-it notes. I suggest that we take them in descending order over the next week or two.

14 votes Radiometric dating
14 votes Isotope ratios and temperature changes
9 votes Palaeoclimatic change
6 votes Stratigraphic ranges Read more…

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Great essay on dating by Joe

January 9, 2011 Comments off

Here’s an essay on dating of rocks that I found – and guess what, it’s by Joe! It’s on a website put up by Joe and a friend which touches on many things palaeontological – take a look, but I really recommend this particular essay to you as it ties together many of the things we studied in dating.  There is an exceptionally clear and concise explanation of Read more…

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Ammonite diet revealed by high energy X-rays

January 9, 2011 Comments off

This BBC article describes how a team of French & German researchers have produced 3-D images of the inside of an ammonite fossil using very high energy X-rays from the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility.  The images show Read more…

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Prehistoric Nunchcuks

January 7, 2011 Comments off

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/01/110104-fossil-bird-wings-nunchucks-weapons-jamaica-science-animals-evolution/

Recently unearthed this egregious article whilst expending time in the exploration of the National Geographic website acquring valuable additional sources to support my ongoing learning.

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Biostratigraphic correlation : simplified

November 23, 2010 Comments off

Summary: This can be used to correlate rocks by looking at the sequence of zone fossils, if 2 widely separated rock units contain a sequence of identical zone fossils; they have the same relative age. Read more…

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