Grooves or striations in bedrock, Avonbank, Bo'ness

Maker
Thomas McInnes
Production date
1978
Description
View of exposed bedrock with grooves caused by the passage of ice during the glacial period.
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Production date
1978
Subject notes
Stones and boulders being transported at the base of a glacier or moving ice sheet grind and score the rock floor over which they pass. These grooves, known as striations, are later proof of the existence of flowing ice and also indicate the direction in which it was moving.

In the Falkirk area the movement of ice was west-southwest to east-northeast.
Accession number
P04850

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