Martley Voyage in Deeptime
Over many millions of years Britain has moved across the globe and had many different landscapes and climates. The various rocks we find in patches across the land today are the evidence of this. In Martley there are rocks from many different time periods – take a look at all the different colours on the geological map of this area. As we walk around the countryside crossing all these ancient rocks, we will be going on a voyage in Deep Time. This Voyage is quite long, make sure your device is fully charged and ideally set out with a backup supply!
Distance 8km (5 miles)
The colour overlay on the map and aerial image, depicts the different rocks of Martley and the surrounding area. Touching these different colours on the map running in the Voyager app, will display the name of the rock, provide images of how the environment may have looked when that rock was forming, the life forms that existed and environmental audio. As much of that content as possible is replicated in the following.
Links to Task Sites for the Martley Voyage
Triassic Earth – arrangement of continents and oceans around the time the Triassic rocks of the Martley area formed.
Silurian Earth – arrangement of continents and oceans around the time the Silurian rocks of the Martley area formed.
Cambrian Earth – arrangement of continents and oceans around the time the Cambrian rocks of the Martley area formed.
Precambrian – arrangement of continents and oceans around the time the Malverns Complex rocks of the Martley area formed.
The following links are to environmental reconstructions, life forms, atmospheric composition, day length, top predators, climate and other facts relating to the times when the various rock units of the Wren’s Nest were forming. Starting with the youngest rocks.