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To me rocks are the bones of the earth. Everything else is temporary, but rock has a feeling of longevity about it, a connection to the earth that has a strong ‘grounding’ effect. 951 more words


When nihilists are unaware of Biblical history

According to “nihilist”:

A penchant for exaggeration: The bible simply cannot simply tell a story. It exaggerates to the point of being absurd. For example, it describes a flood that is so great in magnitude that the highest land-based mountains are subjmerged .

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In Search of the Golden Spike

            Humans fixate on classification. We are a race that defines terms, locates parameters, dissects systems, and gives name to the world around us. This ability to identify distinction and define difference has been used by geologists to date the Earth and show layers in her sedimentation that help explain the evolution of life. 1,039 more words

The stream-severed spine

I recently returned from Mangystau, a geologically captivating former seabed in West Kazakhstan. Places like this, or the Tien Shan mountains in the South and Altai mountains in the East, always make me wonder why anyone would decide to build a capital city in the wastes of Aqmola. 544 more words


BBYAC April 2015 - Let them eat cake! Stratigraphy session

In our April session we learned all about stratigraphy – that’s all the different layers in the soil that helps us to understand how archaeological sites developed, the age of different layers and helps us to tell the story of what happened. 372 more words

What is an Open Area Excavation? - Basse Yutz Bronze Wine Flagons, Moselle, France - Hacilar, Turkey

What is an Open Area Excavation?

An Open area excavation, (also called open excavation, or stripping) is where a large area is stripped of its topsoil and the underlying archaeology is exposed. 919 more words

What Is Archaeology

Geopic of the week: Bioturbation

Pictured above is clay and sand of the Nacatoch Formation of southern Arkansas.  The clay beds, which stand slightly in relief, have been churned, and the sand has numerous cylindrical structures of various sizes.  112 more words

GeoPic Of The Week