Geology uncovered!

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Fossil in Bincombe (large version)

Fossils over 150-million-years-old have been recovered from the Weymouth Relief Road.

Experts working for road designers Amey, contractor Skanska and Dorset County Council were given a window of opportunity over the summer to explore some of the relief road cuttings.

An amazing array of finely preserved insects were found including caddice flies, lacewings, beetles, grasshoppers, crickets, dragonflies, damselflies and true flies – all the sorts of insects you would find around Weymouth today.

Read the press release.

See some of the finds.

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2 Responses to “Geology uncovered!”

  1. RobD Says:

    Generally I do not post on blogs, but I would like to say that this post really forced me to do so, Excellent post! 🙂

  2. Weymouth resident Says:

    What a great find!

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