Geology has had a massive impact on civilisation. From the tools and shelter of the earliest human; to the location and power of the Greek and Roman empires.
Architecture has always been influenced by geology, structurally and aesthetically. What is that building stone, where does it come from, will it weather well? Geology and geological maps provide the answers to these and many other questions.
- Building Stones of the United Kingdom
Base de données nationale des pierres et carrières des monuments historiques de France métropolitaine et de la Réunion.
National database on the stone, and the corresponding quarries, used for building and restoring historical monuments (France and La Réunion).
Système d’information sur les pierres ornementales et les pierres de construction en Bourgogne (France).
This site provides information on the stone used for building in the « Bourgogne » region (France).
- Terroirs et monuments de France
- Terroirs et maisons de France
- Rock around the block: Geology can offer what money cannot buy: true street credibility. Yes, the streets of London may not be paved with gold, but with a little knowledge you can still walk all over history
Petra by John William Burgon, 1845.