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Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences


Geology from the Oceans: Unlocking the history of climate change from the bottom of the sea

Simon Crowhurst and Professor David Hodell

October 2018

How can we understand the history of the Earth's oceans by studying microfossils in columns of mud from the bottom of the sea? This exhibition, which focused on researchers from the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, looked at the way in which sediments from the sea floor have been used over the last fifty years to discover more about the history of the planet. The exhibition explored the Ice Ages that have dominated climate change over the last one million years and looked at how drilling engineering, mass spectrometry, and the Earth's orbit are all ingredients of this remarkable story.


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Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Sunday: Closed

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