GeoArch Columns

Soil Described

I spent part of today observing and photographing Masters students learning to describe soil profiles from columns taken from Big Moor. Long gutters of ancient soil were surrounded by scalpels, pens, tape measures, note books and the (in)famous Munsell Charts. Periods of past activities on the Moor lay across the columns as thin bands of silt, sands and peat. Beige and brown were in vogue.

I’m going to create a time-lapse sequence of the activity of hands around a slice of the Peak District’s past. I’ll hopefully be able to show this in my blog.

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About Bill Bevan

Bill Bevan is an archaeologist, writer, photographer and heritage interpreter.
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