School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Siccar Point Field Excursion Preview

Pre-Silurian plate reconstruction at 480Ma

Prior to 400 million years ago Scotland was part of Laurentia, the plate that included all of North America. It was separated from the plate that contained the rest of England and Wales by a deep ocean known as Iapetus. Scotland and England were located a little south of the equator. [Animation]

Plate reconstruction at 480Ma