Rediscovering and conserving the Lower Palaeozoic 'treasures' of Ethel Woods (nee Skeat) and Margaret Crosfield in northeast Wales

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/71854
Title:
Rediscovering and conserving the Lower Palaeozoic 'treasures' of Ethel Woods (nee Skeat) and Margaret Crosfield in northeast Wales
Authors:
Burek, Cynthia V.; Malpas, Jacqui A.
Abstract:
This book chapter explores, within a historical context, the importance of geoconservation of not only sitesbut also artefacts, collections and specimens as well as letters and original documents. It sets but the search and finding of sites in northeast Wales and materials thought lost then found and the subsequent nomination of Regionally Important Geological/Geomorphological Sites (RIGS) conservation status of the sites to safeguard them for the future. It is important to note that RIGS can be designated for their historical value alone, which is in contrast to Sites of Special Scientific Inleresi (SSSIs), which are protected solely for their national scientific and research value. The role of Ethel Woods (nee Skeat) and Margaret Crosfield in developing an understanding of the geological history of northeast Wales had been lost over time. This paper contains biographical sketches of the two women, followed by their Lower Palaeozoic lithological, structural and grap-tolite research and places it in an historical context. This case study illustrates how female curiosity, perseverance and attention to detail unearthed previously forgotten treasures. The importance of conserving their sites, specimens and sketch field notebooks in our electronic and throw-away age is vital. The role of the North East Wales Regionally Important Geological/ Geomorphological Sites (NEWRIGS) in conserving this information is put forward as an example of good practice.
Affiliation:
University of Chester ; NEWRIGS, Millenium EcoCentre in Wrexham
Citation:
In C.V. Burek & B. Higgs (Eds.), The role of women in the history of geology (pp. 203-226). London: The Geological Society of London, 2007
Journal:
The Geological Society of London
Publication Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/71854
DOI:
10.1144/SP281.12
Additional Links:
http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/index.html
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
Description:
This book chapter is not available through ChesterRep.
Series/Report no.:
Geological Society of London special publication; 281
ISSN:
9781862392274
Appears in Collections:
Biological Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorBurek, Cynthia V.en
dc.contributor.authorMalpas, Jacqui A.en
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-29T15:54:53Zen
dc.date.available2009-06-29T15:54:53Zen
dc.date.issued2007en
dc.identifier.citationIn C.V. Burek & B. Higgs (Eds.), The role of women in the history of geology (pp. 203-226). London: The Geological Society of London, 2007en
dc.identifier.issn9781862392274en
dc.identifier.doi10.1144/SP281.12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/71854en
dc.descriptionThis book chapter is not available through ChesterRep.en
dc.description.abstractThis book chapter explores, within a historical context, the importance of geoconservation of not only sitesbut also artefacts, collections and specimens as well as letters and original documents. It sets but the search and finding of sites in northeast Wales and materials thought lost then found and the subsequent nomination of Regionally Important Geological/Geomorphological Sites (RIGS) conservation status of the sites to safeguard them for the future. It is important to note that RIGS can be designated for their historical value alone, which is in contrast to Sites of Special Scientific Inleresi (SSSIs), which are protected solely for their national scientific and research value. The role of Ethel Woods (nee Skeat) and Margaret Crosfield in developing an understanding of the geological history of northeast Wales had been lost over time. This paper contains biographical sketches of the two women, followed by their Lower Palaeozoic lithological, structural and grap-tolite research and places it in an historical context. This case study illustrates how female curiosity, perseverance and attention to detail unearthed previously forgotten treasures. The importance of conserving their sites, specimens and sketch field notebooks in our electronic and throw-away age is vital. The role of the North East Wales Regionally Important Geological/ Geomorphological Sites (NEWRIGS) in conserving this information is put forward as an example of good practice.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGeological Society of London special publicationen
dc.relation.ispartofseries281en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.geolsoc.org.uk/index.htmlen
dc.subjectnorth Walesen
dc.subjectEthel Woodsen
dc.subjectMargaret Crosfielden
dc.subjectgeoconservationen
dc.subjectsites of special scientific interesten
dc.subjectregionally important geological and geomorphological sitesen
dc.titleRediscovering and conserving the Lower Palaeozoic 'treasures' of Ethel Woods (nee Skeat) and Margaret Crosfield in northeast Walesen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester ; NEWRIGS, Millenium EcoCentre in Wrexhamen
dc.identifier.journalThe Geological Society of Londonen
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