Archive for June, 2021

The Quaternary geology of the southern part of the Vale of York

June 16, 2021

By G D Gaunt FSA

The Executive are delighted to announce the publication of this seminal work.

Of the building blocks which make up the Quaternary history of the British Isles, the detailed mapping programmes of the British Geological Survey during the 1960s and 70s form a key element and the work in the southern part of the Vale of York by the late Geoff Gaunt sits centrally in this. Encompassing mapping from the York-Escrick moraines southwards to the less evident structures on Hatfield Chase, eastwards to the foot of the Wolds and Lincoln Edge, west to the Permian limestone dipslope, his work is included in several sheet memoirs. He also authored several papers with frequent spinoff into his other interests ranging from early river diversions in the Vale to provenancing stones from archaeological contexts. Much of his primary data, however, consisted of recording sections which are now long gone, and these data have sat largely un-accessed in his Leeds doctoral dissertation. The Thorne and Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum has facilitated the publication of this original thesis, together with short commentaries on Geoff’s life and work, a full bibliography and an introductory summary to more recent work.

The Executive have made the decision to support publication and offer the book at just £10 plus £4 p&p. Please make cheques payable to Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum.

Copies of this seminal work can be obtained from:
Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum (Gaunt), P O Box 879, Thorne, Doncaster, DN8 5WU

A4 Hardback, 270 pages including diagrams and colour photographs.

Please note this volume has a limited print run.


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