Quaternary of Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire
venue: Durham University
registration form: » Quaternary_of_Northumberland_registration_form.pdf
information pack: » Quaternary_of_Northumberland_further_information.pdf
This 3 day field meeting to Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire will be based at Durham University. It will be the first time the QRA has visited Northumberland and it is over 10 years since its members last held a field meeting to eastern Durham and Yorkshire. Given the recent resurgence in interest in the Quaternary geology of this part of the UK this field meeting is remarkably timely. The main themes covered by the meeting will be: (1) Middle Pleistocene glaciation of NE England, focusing on the interactions between the British and Scandinavian ice sheets; (2) LGM glaciation of northern England, in particular the interactions between the Tyne Gap Ice Stream and the Scandinavian ice sheet; (3) Dimlington Stadial glaciation of northern England, with ice stagnation sequences in the Tyne Gap, development of proglacial lakes, and readvance and surging of the North Sea Lobe during Heinrich Event 1. The development of the Durham meander and incised denes in County Durham due to isostatic rebound; (4) Sea level change throughout the Pleistocene, focusing on the raised beaches at Easington and Sewerby, and river terraces in the Tyne Gap; and (5) Interglacial environments and Archaeological context, including stone circles and Neolithic communities.
Deadline for registration: 1st July 2013.
The organisers of this field meeting are Bethan Davies (Aberystwyth University, firstname.lastname@example.org), Lynda Yorke (Bangor University, email@example.com), David Bridgland (Durham University), David Roberts (Durham University) and David Evans (Durham University).
Bethan Davies (firstname.lastname@example.org)