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Purbeck Marble
PURBECK MARBLE is a fossiliferous limestone found in the Isle of Purbeck , a peninsula in south-east Dorset
Dorset
, England. It is a variety of Purbeck stone that has been quarried since at least Roman times as a decorative building stone, but this industry is no longer active. CONTENTS * 1 Geology * 2 Occurrence * 3 Use * 4 References * 5 External links GEOLOGYStratigraphically these limestone beds lie towards the top of the Durlston Formation of the Purbeck Group . They were deposited during the Berriasian
Berriasian
age of the Early Cretaceous epoch. Purbeck Marble
Marble
is not a metamorphic rock , like a true marble , but is so-called because it can take a fine polish. Its characteristic appearance comes from densely packed shells of the freshwater snail Viviparus . Sussex Marble
Marble
is similar in type
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Bronze Age
The BRONZE AGE is a historical period characterized by the use of bronze , proto-writing , and other early features of urban civilization . The Bronze
Bronze
Age is the second principal period of the three-age Stone-Bronze- Iron
Iron
system , as proposed in modern times by Christian Jürgensen Thomsen
Christian Jürgensen Thomsen
, for classifying and studying ancient societies. An ancient civilization is defined to be in the Bronze
Bronze
Age either by producing bronze by smelting its own copper and alloying with tin , arsenic , or other metals, or by trading for bronze from production areas elsewhere. Bronze
Bronze
itself is harder and more durable than other metals available at the time, allowing Bronze
Bronze
Age civilizations to gain a technological advantage
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Cist
A CIST (/ˈsɪst/ or /ˈkɪst/ ; also KIST /ˈkɪst/ ; from Greek : κίστη or Germanic Kiste) is a small stone-built coffin-like box or ossuary used to hold the bodies of the dead . Examples can be found across Europe and in the Middle East. A cist may have been associated with other monuments, perhaps under a cairn or long barrow . Several cists are sometimes found close together within the same cairn or barrow. Often ornaments have been found within an excavated cist, indicating the wealth or prominence of the interred individual
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Langton Matravers
LANGTON MATRAVERS is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Purbeck , in the county of Dorset
Dorset
in the south of England
England
. It is situated about 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Swanage
Swanage
town centre and 5 miles (8.0 km) south-east of Corfe Castle . In the 2011 census the civil parish had 381 households and a population of 853. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Governance * 3 Amenities * 3.1 Education * 3.2 Arts * 3.3 Field studies centre * 3.4 Museum * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYThe name Langton stems from "long town". Matravers stems from the name of Lord Mautravers who once resided there, and ultimately originates from the French "mal traverse". The Old Malthouse was a preparatory school for boys and, more recently, girls which was founded in 1906, but closed in 2007
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Peveril Point
PEVERIL may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 People * 2 Fiction * 3 Places * 4 Ships * 5 Locomotives * 6 See also PEOPLE * Peveril William-Powlett (1898–1985), Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic Station * Peveril Meigs (1903–1979), American geographer, notable for his studies of arid lands on several continentsFICTION * Peveril of the Peak
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Worbarrow Tout
WORBARROW TOUT is a promontory at the eastern end of Worbarrow Bay
Worbarrow Bay
on Isle of Purbeck
Isle of Purbeck
in Dorset
Dorset
on the south coast of England
England
. CONTENTS * 1 Location * 2 Jurassic Coast
Jurassic Coast
* 3 Geology * 4 Fossil
Fossil
Zone * 5 References LOCATION Worbarrow Bay
Worbarrow Bay
and Worbarrow Tout
Worbarrow Tout
are located about six kilometres south of Wareham und about 16 kilometres west of Swanage
Swanage
. Worbarrow Bay lies between Kimmeridge Bay and Lulworth Cove. The Tout lies immediately to the west of Pondfield Cove
Pondfield Cove

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Limonite
LIMONITE is an iron ore consisting of a mixture of hydrated iron(III) oxide-hydroxides in varying composition. The generic formula is frequently written as FeO(OH)·nH2O, although this is not entirely accurate as the ratio of oxide to hydroxide can vary quite widely. Limonite is one of the two principal iron ores, the other being hematite , and has been mined for the production of iron since at least 2500 BCE. CONTENTS * 1 Names * 2 Characteristics * 3 Formation * 4 Uses of limonite * 5 History * 6 See also * 7 Notes * 8 External links NAMES Limonite is named from the Greek word for meadow (λειμών), in allusion to its occurrence as BOG IRON ORE in meadows and marshes (reference is here needed, since one may rather see it originating in the Latin "limus" - which means mud - or in its yellowish lemon-like color). In its brown form it is sometimes called BROWN HEMATITE or BROWN IRON ORE
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Glauconite
GLAUCONITE is an iron potassium phyllosilicate (mica group) mineral of characteristic green color with very low weathering resistance and very friable . It crystallizes with a monoclinic geometry. Its name is derived from the Greek glaucos (γλαυκος) meaning 'blue', referring to the common blue-green color of the mineral; its sheen (mica glimmer) and blue-green color presumably relating to the sea's surface. Its color ranges from olive green, black green to bluish green, and yellowish on exposed surfaces due to oxidation. In the Mohs scale it has hardness of 2. The relative specific gravity range is 2.4 - 2.95. It is normally found in dark green rounded brittle pellets, and with the dimension of a sand grain size
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Outcrop
An OUTCROP or ROCKY OUTCROP is a visible exposure of bedrock or ancient superficial deposits on the surface of the Earth. CONTENTS * 1 Features * 2 Study * 3 Examples * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links FEATURES A typical shore outcrop scoured by ancient glaciers in Espoo
Espoo
, Finland
Finland
. Outcrops do not cover the majority of the Earth's land surface because in most places the bedrock or superficial deposits are covered by a mantle of soil and vegetation and cannot be seen or examined closely. However, in places where the overlying cover is removed through erosion or tectonic uplift , the rock may be exposed, or crop out
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Romano-British
ROMANO-BRITISH CULTURE is the culture that arose in Britain under the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
following the Roman conquest in AD 43 and the creation of the province of Britannia
Britannia
. It arose as a fusion of the imported Roman culture with that of the indigenous Britons , a people of Celtic language and custom. It survived the 5th century Roman departure from Britain . Scholars such as Christopher Snyder believe that during the 5th and 6th centuries – approximately from AD 410 when the Roman legions withdrew, to AD 597 when St Augustine of Canterbury
Augustine of Canterbury
arrived – southern Britain preserved an active sub- Roman culture that survived the attacks from the Anglo-Saxons
Anglo-Saxons
and even used a vernacular Latin when writing
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Inscriptions
EPIGRAPHY is the study of inscriptions or epigraphs as writing ; it is the science of identifying graphemes , clarifying their meanings, classifying their uses according to dates and cultural contexts, and drawing conclusions about the writing and the writers. Specifically excluded from epigraphy are the historical significance of an epigraph as a document and the artistic value of a literary composition. A person using the methods of epigraphy is called an epigrapher or epigraphist. For example, the Behistun inscription
Behistun inscription
is an official document of the Achaemenid Empire
Achaemenid Empire
engraved on native rock at a location in Iran
Iran
. Epigraphists are responsible for reconstructing, translating, and dating the trilingual inscription and finding any relevant circumstances. It is the work of historians , however, to determine and interpret the events recorded by the inscription as document
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Stratum
In geology and related fields, a STRATUM (plural: STRATA) is a layer of sedimentary rock or soil with internally consistent characteristics that distinguish it from other layers. The "stratum" is the fundamental unit in a stratigraphic column and forms the basis of the study of stratigraphy . CONTENTS * 1 Characteristics * 2 Naming * 3 Gallery * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links CHARACTERISTICS The Permian
Permian
through Jurassic
Jurassic
strata in the Colorado Plateau
Colorado Plateau
area of southeastern Utah
Utah
demonstrates the principles of stratigraphy . These strata make up much of the famous prominent rock formations in widely spaced protected areas such as Capitol Reef National Park and Canyonlands National Park
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Emily Young
EMILY YOUNG FRBS (born 1951) is one of the foremost sculptors working in Britain today. and has been called "Britain's greatest living stone sculptor". She was born in London into a family of artists, writers and politicians. Her mother was the writer and commentator Elizabeth Young , her father, Wayland Hilton Young, 2nd Baron Kennet , a politician, conservationist and writer. Emily Young's paternal grandparents were the politician and writer Edward Hilton Young, 1st Baron Kennet and the sculptor Kathleen Scott , a colleague of Auguste Rodin and widow of the polar explorer Robert Falcon Scott . Her uncle was the ornithologist, conservationist and painter, Sir Peter Scott
Peter Scott
, who founded the Wildfowl -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;"> * ^ artnet. "Emily Young". Retrieved 2007-02-22. * ^ Wullschlager, Jackie (2013-09-01)
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Medieval
In the history of Europe , the MIDDLE AGES or MEDIEVAL PERIOD lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery . The Middle Ages is the middle period of the three traditional divisions of Western history: classical antiquity , the medieval period, and the modern period . The medieval period is itself subdivided into the Early , High , and Late Middle Ages . Population decline , counterurbanisation , invasion, and movement of peoples, which had begun in Late Antiquity , continued in the Early Middle Ages. The large-scale movements of the Migration Period , including various Germanic peoples , formed new kingdoms in what remained of the Western Roman Empire
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Mortar And Pestle
A MORTAR AND PESTLE is a kitchen device used since ancient times to prepare ingredients or substances by crushing and grinding them into a fine paste or powder. The mortar (/ˈmɔːrtər/ ) is a bowl, typically made of hard wood, ceramic or stone. The pestle (/ˈpɛsəl/ ) is a heavy and blunt club-shaped object, the end of which is used for crushing and grinding. The substance to be ground is placed in the mortar and ground, crushed or mixed using a pestle. Mortars and pestles have been used in cooking up to the present day; they are frequently also associated with the profession of pharmacy due to their historical use in preparing medicines. They can also be used in masonry and in other types of construction
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