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Cumbria's Lost Worlds (Family Friendly Option) on Tuesday 22nd October 2019
How have Cumbria's beautiful and dramatic landscapes formed? How has Cumbria's environments and ancient wildlife changed over millions of years? Join Curator, Dr Simon Jackson as he answers these questions using the rocks, minerals and fossils in the nationally significant Tullie House collections. Through this talk, which complements the newly opened geology display, Formations, you will journey back in time 480 million years ago to witness the most ancient life preserved in Cumbria in a long, extinct sea. Your journey forward in time will take you to the tropical, warm seas teeming with life, dry deserts with searing heat where you will discover giant scorpions scurrying across the sand and then, marine seas where large aquatic contemporaries of the dinosaurs, the ichthyosaurs once swam; including a creature discovered in a Carlisle garden!. Finally, you will be chilled by the ice age, discovering how it carved Cumbria’s dramatic valleys and landscapes.
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