Corridors Through Time

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The striking landforms of the Flinders Ranges have fascinated people since they were first observed by Aborigines many thousands of years ago. Aborigines believe that ancestral beings created the features of the landscape during their travels in a mythical period often referred to as the ‘Dream time’. During this time the religious and other beliefs of Aboriginal society were laid down by the ancestors. The physical features of the landscape are proof of the ancestors’ activities and reinforce the association between Aboriginal law and the land.
Geological studies have revealed that the rocks which form the ranges were originally deposited as sediments between about 1000 and 500 million years ago. They bear a record of ancient environments and life forms belonging to a period in Earth’s history which lasted for hundreds of millions of years.
Subsequent erosion has exposed these rocks and allowed geologists to probe their secrets. The gorges in particular, once the subject of Dreamtime legends and visited today by countless tourists, provide pathways through the rock sequence which reveal their history-corridors through time.
This book tells the story of the geological history of the Flinders Ranges; of the ancient environments and life forms; of the forces which built the mountain chain; and of the processes which have shaped what is now one of the world’s great geological monuments.

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The Geology of the Flinders Ranges South Australia. This book is A4 size, containing 37 pages of information, that is including the inside back cover.
The striking landforms of the Flinders Ranges have fascinated people since they were first observed by Aborigines many thousands of years ago. Aborigines believe that ancestral beings created the features of the landscape during their travels in a mythical period often referred to as the ‘Dream time’. During this time the religious and other beliefs of Aboriginal society were laid down by the ancestors. The physical features of the landscape are proof of the ancestors’ activities and reinforce the association between Aboriginal law and the land.
Geological studies have revealed that the rocks which form the ranges were originally deposited as sediments between about 1000 and 500 million years ago. They bear a record of ancient environments and life forms belonging to a period in Earth’s history which lasted for hundreds of millions of years.
Subsequent erosion has exposed these rocks and allowed geologists to probe their secrets. The gorges in particular, once the subject of Dreamtime legends and visited today by countless tourists, provide pathways through the rock sequence which reveal their history-corridors through time.
This book tells the story of the geological history of the Flinders Ranges; of the ancient environments and life forms; of the forces which built the mountain chain; and of the processes which have shaped what is now one of the world’s great geological monuments.
The topics covered in this book are:

  • Explorers and Naturalists
  • The Adelaide Geosyncline
  • The Sedimentary Succession
  • Ancient Environments
  • Early Life Forms
  • Fossils of the Flinders Ranges
  • Building the Mountain Chain
  • Shaping the Landscape
  • Mapping the Geology
  • Where to see the rocks

Additional information

Weight.140 kg
Dimensions29 × 20.7 × .003 cm

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