This presentation will show how an understanding of the ‘geological dimension’ can give depth to the experience of travel. This experience can be greatly enhanced by an understanding of the rocks you see around you and the vastly long and varied geological history they reveal about times long ago before man stepped on the earth. This is particularly true of the varied geology of Morocco and Jordan where, for instance, a rich fauna of a warm shallow Devonian sea provide a startling contrast to the present-day desert environment in Morocco; whilst in Jordan the orientation and low elevation of the Dead Sea provide evidence of ancient grinding movements of the African against the Arabian Plate.
Dr Daniel (Danny) Clark-Lowes is a geologist, educated at Cambridge and London Universities, who has given industry training courses on geology at locations throughout the world. In addition to publishing scientific papers and books on geology, he has been leading geological tours for Indus Experiences for some four years now. Dr Clark-Lowes is well qualified to reveal the details of the geological history of the rocks seen on tours to Morocco and Jordan having devoted much of his career to the study of the geology of North Africa and the Middle East.