Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Fact of the Day: Wales Era

The Cambrian period (541 millions years ago) was given its name by geologist Adam Sedgwick. The name comes from Cambria, the Latin word for the country of Wales. It was in Wales where Sedgwick studied the layers of rock from that era. 

11 comments:

  1. Well, that's interesting!

    -Kati

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  2. Never knew that one, makes sense though

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  3. I thought it was Cumbria! People in Wales still call their country Cumry!

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  4. Interesting! Much of eastern Canada is covered by the "pre-cambrian shield" of rocks.

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  5. Good fact. That is all new to me.

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  6. I had no idea the country of Wales came from the Latin Cambria, and I took far too many years of Latin.

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