Tuesday, 24 December 2013
Thigh bone of Iguanodon, Wealden Beds, Brook, Isle of Wight. E.T. Martin.
Rhaetic Bone Bed. saurian and fish remains. Garden Cliff. Gloucestershire. J.W. Fletcher.
Elephant and Rhinoceros. Barrington Beds. Cambridgeshire. H.M. Krusin 15.6.1911
Bison, Elephant and Rhinoceros, Barrington Beds. Barrington Cambridgeshire 15.6.1911
Images from the Geologists' Association 'Carreck Archive' held at the British Geological Survey
Saturday, 21 December 2013
Caption: Workmen with rods for searching for Palaeolithic implements, Milton Street Gravel Pits, Kent. T.W. Reader 23.5.08. 
Caption: Some members examining the Flint Implement collection of Mr. Treacher. [Llewellyn Treacher] T.R.W. 25.6.10 
Photographs are from the Geologists' Association 'Carreck Archive' on deposit at the British Geological Survey.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
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This Christmas card from J V Harrison shows Aiuuk Bivouack in the Bakht-i-ari mountains of Persia (now Iran).
John Vernon Harrison was born on 16 March 1892. He graduated with a BSc with distinctions in Chemistry and Geology from the University of Glasgow in 1914. In 1916-1918 he served with the Royal Engineers in Mesopotamia. In 1918 he joined the geological staff of the Anglo Persian Oil Company. He carried out field work in Persia and Iraq (1918-1920) and then travelled to many places including Honduras (1920-1922), United States and Mexico (1922-1923), North Borneo, Hong Kong, Japan and Canada (1924), Peru (1924-1925), Jamaica (1925), Venezuela (1925-1926), Trinidad (1926-1927) and Colombia (1927-1928). Much of his time after 1928 was spent in Persia until he was appointed Lecturer in Geology at Oxford University in 1938. Summer vacations allowed him to travel to the Peruvian Andes with some of his students. During World War II he was seconded to the Admiralty for geographical work. After the war he was appointed Reader in Structural Geology back at Oxford. He retired in 1959, was awarded the Lyell Medal in 1961and died on 31 July 1972
A catalogue of Harrison's collection at the British Gelogical Survey Archives can be accessed here
Andrew L Morrison
Monday, 9 December 2013
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Date of image: 1921.
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Friday, 6 December 2013
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Historical photographs are often valuable evidence when comparing geological processes over time.
Monday, 2 December 2013
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Cowbar Nab, Staithes, Yorkshire Coast. Jurassic Lias rocks for the headland. Photographs by W.J. Harrison, held in British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) photographic print collection on deposit at the British Geological Survey.
Has there been any substantial change since this photograph was taken in 1897?