If it is important to know if the stripes are or are not associated
with the Avenue, how much trouble would it be to extend, to beyond
the Avenue's ditches (possibly with only a narrow extension) the
excavation of the Avenue that reveals them?
At 05:40 AM 11/11/2015, you wrote:
>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
> > geomorphologist.
> > 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.