New SSD Guides!
We are pleased to announce that Ian (our Geologist) has now finished writing a set of guides to help explain the approach being used to gather geological data on the Wall stones. The guides also include some explanation of the geological processes responsible for creating the variation in the sandstones which make up the Wall.
There are 8 guides as follows:
1. Investigating Wall Stone : Introducing the method
A summary of the rationale and approach being taken to understand the stones used in Hadrian’s Wall.
2. Investigating Wall Stone : Explaining why geological process creates variation
There are many subtle differences to be observed in the stones which make up Hadrian’s Wall, but what caused that variation? In this guide the geological processes that cause this variation are explored.
3. Investigating Wall Stone : Categorising grain sizes and shapes
A more detailed description of how grain size and shape vary in sandstones and how to go about observing them
4. Investigating Wall Stone : Categorising sandstone minerals
A more detailed description of the different types of minerals to be found in sandstones and how to go about observing them
5. Investigating Wall Stone : Categorising sandstone textures
A more detailed description of the different types of textures to be found in sandstones and how to go about observing them
6. Investigating Wall Stone : A glossary of terms
A list of technical terms used in the guides and a definition for each of them
7. Investigating Wall Stone : Taking things further
A guide to taking your understanding of the geology of the Hadrian’s Wall area further. This includes a resources list including further reading.
8. Investigating Wall Stone : An A5 checklist for fieldwork
A concise summary of the information to be observed in an A5 format for use in the field.
The guides are all available online by clicking here
This is the first edition of the guides, if there is anything that you come across which doesn’t make sense or if you feel there is something missing please do get in touch
to tell us so that we can make sure these guides are as useful as possible.
Another blog, written by Ian is now available on the WallCAP website called 'Going Downhill'.