Saturday, 8 March 2014

March 11th - Arid and Desert Soils and Palaeolithic Archaeology

Western Region GS - Arid and Desert Soils: Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
Tuesday 11 March

The talk will combine both engineering geology and geotechnical insights and will be of interest to a wide range of geo-specialists. Andrew and Rob will provide a general background to soil types worldwide, emphasising the influence of geology and climate (past and present) on the development of soil types in arid climates. Examples will be drawn from various locations including Central Asia, Southern and North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula describing the development of distinctive landforms.  The engineering behaviour of these soils is strongly influenced by the effects of climate and various types of challenging engineering behaviour will be described.  The talk will show the benefits obtained by collaboration between the geo-disciplines when working with these potentially difficult soils.
The event is open to non-fellows, so please feel free to invite your colleagues or friends.
6.30p.m. Dept Earth Sciences, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol

WEGA - Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Archaeology
Dr Nick Ashton from the British Museum
7.30 p.m. Dept Earth Sciences, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol

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