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- Upcoming Excursion and Lecture -

Excursion
Deep in Delamerian: the southern Fleurieu Peninsula
Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd October

Our focus will be on the coastal geology where Archean basement and Cambrian rocks will feature. We are fortunate because of the coastal erosion to observe fresh rock exposures at our various locations.

Lecture
ETHIOPIA’S ROCK CHURCHES AND THEIR GEOLOGY

Date: 6/10/22     Time: 7:45 pm

Ethiopia has hundreds of rock churches, some dating from the 4th century and many of them hidden away in difficult-to-access places. By a rock church I mean one that is hewn into the solid bedrock, not built up out of stones in the normal manner. Clearly the construction of such a church requires the right type of rock. This talk will explore how the unknown constructors of these churches, though obviously not geologists as such, cleverly exploited the local geology and used it in different ways to create these amazing monuments.