Earth Collections : Carboniferous database

The geological timescale

Carboniferous strata are widespread in Britain, and because of the long-standing commercial/industrial importance of many of the limestones, sandstones, shales and coals that comprise the Carboniferous, exposures are common. Consequently, fossils of this period are well represented in the collections.

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