With all the news and intrigue about North Korea, I found myself curious as to the geographic and geologic context for the current geopolitical situation. For over 2000 years the Korean Peninsula has been fraught with political and military upheavals. Even the fundamental division currently present between North and South Korea has been present in some form […]
TravelingGeologist is expanding our reach to the world of short films about our adventures in the field. Our first instalment of TGTV is from a recent trip that Chris Spencer and Carl Hoiland took to the Japanese Alps. Enjoy!
Chris is a regular contributor for the TravelingGeologist and you can see his other posts here. Of all the things quintessentially China, the terra cotta warriors and horses of Qin Shi Huang are definitely at the near the top of the list. The first broken fragments of the sculptures were discovered in 1974 by a farmer in the Shaanxi […]
The last bit I wrote about the Anthropocene was one of skepticism and incredulity. The idea that the past 200 (or even 2 million) years of our genus would amount to anything more than a few plastiglomerate horizons in the geologic record seems to me exaggerative and inflammatory. There are others in the Earth science community […]
In an act to establish dominance among the island giants, Benandonner challenged Fionn mac Cumhaill to battle. So determined was Benandonner to beat Fionn he built a massive stone causeway from Staffa to Ulster. Fionn knew that Benandonner was mightier than he so he conspired with his wife Oonagh to trick Benandonner. Oonagh dressed Fionn as a […]