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Paléontologie dans les rues

Évaluation de 4,97 sur 5 sur la base de 30 commentaires.Édimbourg, Royaume-Uni

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Expérience organisée par Alistair

2 heures
Inclus : équipement
Jusqu'à 8 personnes
Proposée en Anglais

Au programme

Easy walk on the streets of central Edinburgh to find fossils in the building stones and pavements. Discover fish, ammonoids, plants and other fossilised critters and find out more about 'deep time' and the history of life on Earth as recorded in the rocks. Looking at buildings and the historic landscape of Edinburgh also leads on to stories about the social and cultural history of the city.

Alistair s'engage vis-à-vis de la sécurité

Cet hôte s'engage à respecter les consignes de sécurité et de nettoyage d'Airbnb liées au COVID-19, notamment en suivant les règles de distanciation sociale, en pratiquant une bonne hygiène et en s'assurant que tous les participants portent un masque.

Ce qui est inclus

  • Équipement
    Hand lenses and magnifiers
À partir de 12€
par personne
Aucune date disponible

Faites connaissance avec votre hôte, Alistair

Hôte sur Airbnb depuis 2018
  • 30 commentaires
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I hold a Ph. D. in Palaeobiology (the study of ecology and evolution in deep time) and am a Chartered Geologist. During my research career I carried out research in the Smithsonian Institute Museum of Natural History, The Natural History Museum, London and The Natural History Museum, Berlin. I have run geological walks for a wide range of groups in various places in Scotland since going freelance in 2014. I also work as an outdoor leader and first-aid provider.
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Le lieu

The Pavement Palaeontology tour offers the chance to find fossils in places around central Edinburgh. The sites themselves are all in public places but what Al offers is the ability to spot and interpret the fossils and examine them with magnifiers with a qualified palaeontologist.

Évaluation de 4,97 sur 5 sur la base de 30 commentaires.

Alexandra
mars 2020
Amazing experience! I would recommend this tour to everyone. Alistair really knows his stuff and is very encouraging, giving you ways to continue learning after the experience.
Carin
février 2020
Interesting, well-thought out walking tour highlighting the geology of Edinburgh. We learned about history (wooden water pipes from the 1600s!), building practices, the Flodden Wall, as well as the ancient fossils captured in the city's pavements and building stones. Highly recommended.
Interesting, well-thought out walking tour highlighting the geology of Edinburgh. We learned about history (wooden water pipes from the 1600s!), building practices, the Flodden Wal…
Lois
février 2020
What a great experience! An excellent way to explore the city in a different way! I have been to Edinburgh on numerous occasions and was looking for something new. This walk was perfect because I saw things I had never noticed before. I would highly recommend the experience. Alistair is so knowledgeable about everything he showed us and very welcoming.
What a great experience! An excellent way to explore the city in a different way! I have been to Edinburgh on numerous occasions and was looking for something new. This walk was pe…
Laurel
janvier 2020
This is was really unique tour! You become so much more aware of the built environment around you. Fascinating to find fossils from millions of years ago right under your feet. Highly recommend this experience.
Nancy
janvier 2020
We learned about Alistair's Pavement Paleontology via a flyer at Mr. Wood's Fossils and immediately contacted him. He went out of his way to connect with us and to arrange a time to meet during a busy holiday season. He was personable from the start and conveyed great information you couldn't otherwise get from ordinary Edinburgh tours or guidebooks. He also provided contact info to field any future questions we might have or to provide links to other geological experts in the area. A great morning in all! Thank you, Al!
We learned about Alistair's Pavement Paleontology via a flyer at Mr. Wood's Fossils and immediately contacted him. He went out of his way to connect with us and to arrange a time…
Lee
décembre 2019
Great walk. You can do a history tour, a literary tour or a themed whatever tour in most cities and they are often great. But this tour of Edinburgh is something unique. You won’t regret it.

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Conditions d'annulation

Toute expérience peut être annulée et intégralement remboursée dans les 24 heures suivant l'achat, ou au moins 7 jours avant qu'elle ne commence.

Critères requis pour les voyageurs

8 voyageurs maximum âgés de 18 ou plus peuvent participer.

Plus de conseils

The tour does not require you to know anything about geology or fossils before coming along. Al is used to dealing with a wide range of clients from other geologists to people at science festivals.

Ce qu'il faut apporter

Clothing for active travel around the city; sunblock or wind/waterproofs as needed; drink and a snack if you like

Any prescribed or over-the-counter MEDICATION you might require