I think it is quite puzzling considering the plethora of specialists
in geomporphology that we have in the UK that the right person isn't
picked for the right job.
On 11/11/15, John Wood <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Last evening, whilst involved in another activity, I watched part of a
> repeat of the 'Secrets of Stonehenge' programme on television.
> A section of the programme was devoted to the apparent 'periglacial
> stripes' within the Avenue.
> It was noted, by the narrator, that these features had been identified
> by a geologist which made me wonder why they had not consulted a
> These features, if they are periglacial stripes, would be more
> properly ascertained by a geomorphologist than a geologist.
> Indeed I am sure that there are those whose knowledge and experience
> overlap the two disciplines, however comparing the two is like asking
> a dinosaur specialist to date your medieval pottery. It is like the
> muddling palaeontologist with an archaeologist, OK they are both
> interested in old things buried undergound but apart from that the
> disciplines are quite separate.
> I think it is quite puzzling considering the plethora of specialists
> in geomporphology that we have in the UK that the right person is
> picked for the right job.