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The Quaternary of Gower: Field Guide

Geology Guide

Series: QRA Field Guides

By: Richard A Shakesby (Editor), John F Hiemstra (Editor)

145 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables

Quaternary Research Association

Paperback | Jan 2015 | #227224 | ISBN-13: 9780907780168
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About this book

This field guide was produced to accompany the QRA Field Meeting to Gower based in Middleton, 22nd – 25th October 2015. The aim of the meeting was to understand better the landscape signatures of specific styles of glaciatlons and to develop knowledge for reconstructing Quaternary palaeoglaciology.


Contributors and Excursion Leaders   iii
Acknowledgements   iv
Dedication to Nicholas Stephens   v
Contents   vi

1. Introduction to the 2015 field meeting on Gower   2
      R.A. Shakesby and J.F. Hiemstra
2. A brief history of Quaternary research on Gower   6
      R.A. Shakesby and J.F. Hiemstra
3. Bedrock geology of Gower   17
      G. Owen
4. ‘Amino-stratigraphy’ and the raised beaches of Gower   31
      D. McCarroll
5. Prehistoric Gower   34
      G.N. Nash

Day 1: Cefn Bryn, North-West Gower, and Green Cwm
6. Maen Ceti (Arthur's Stone)   40
      G.N. Nash
7. Broughton Bay   43
      S. Campbell and R.A. Shakesby
8. Cathole Cave and Parc-Le-Breos-Cwm   62
      G.N. Nash

Day 2: Rotherslade and 'Paviland Moraine'
9. Rotherslade   70
      J.F. Hiemstra and R.A. Shakesby
10. Paviland, Eastern Slade, Western Slade and Horton   84
      J.F. Hiemstra and R.A. Shakesby

Day 3: Hunts Bay and Watch-House Bay, Southgate
11. Hunts Bay   100
      R.A. Shakesby and J.F. Hiemstra
12. Watch-House Bay and Foxhole Cove, Southgate   120
      D. McCarroll and B. McCarroll

13. References   131


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