- The Proceedings of The Rhynie Hot-Spring System: Geology, Biota and Mineralisation conference have now been published.
- In July 2004 we exhibited at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition! Our exhibit was entitled '410 million years ago in Scotland: Fossils from the Rhynie chert'.
- A summary of the 17 - 20 September 2003 conference: The Rhynie Hot-Spring System: Geology, Biota and Mineralisation
About this site
This web site is designed as a learning and teaching resource based on the Rhynie chert, a rock formation from northeast Scotland that contains a superbly preserved 400 million year old terrestrial and freshwater flora and fauna. The site is designed to be of greatest value for Honours Geology students but can be used by anyone with an interest in earth or life sciences. The site comprises two main components:
This teaching and learning resource has been funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee.
It has been authored by the Rhynie chert Research Group, University of Aberdeen, UK (see list of authors below) with contributions and support by the Palaeobotanical Research Group, University of Münster, Germany, the Centre for Palynology, University of Sheffield, UK, The Natural History Museum, London, UK and The Royal Museum, National Museums of Scotland.
|Prof. Dr Nigel H. Trewin
||Dept. of Geology & Petroleum Geology, Meston Building, Kings College, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB24 3UE|
|Dr Stephen R. Fayers||Dept. of Geology & Petroleum Geology, Meston Building, Kings College, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB24 3UE|
|Dr Lyall I. Anderson||Dept. of Geology & Zoology, National Museums of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1JF|
Note on Copyright: Unless otherwise stated the copyright of all images on this site is owned by the University of Aberdeen.