Ancient Sea-Margins; As Memorials of Changes in the Relative Level of Sea and Land

Ancient Sea-Margins; As Memorials of Changes in the Relative Level of Sea and Land

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...and boat-hook in the Carse of Gowrie, the horn handles found with the whale's bones in the Carse of Stirling, and the boat and broken anchors found near Larbert, all go to one point, making it likely that the inhabitation of our island took place before the last thirty or forty feet of its vertical elevation was gained from the ocean. We may well pause, however, before attaching consequence to a local tradition alluded to in the Statistical Account of Falkirk, which speaks of Camelon having anciently been a sea-port; even though we are told of " fragments of anchors and boats " having been found there. The topographical appearances of the district are so suggestive of an ancient sea playing on the terrace at Camelon, that the idea could scarcely escape the most simple minds; and thus a might be may have been, in the usual manner, transformed into a was, which sundry doubtful objects excavated from the ground would be interpreted as supporting.-) Nimmo's History of Stirlingshire, 2d edit., p. 74. 148. The valley of the Carron contains two remarkable objects, the celebrated Mounts of Duni " The Carse of Stirling was cultivated and measured in the 12th century."--Nimmo't HUtory of Stirlingshire. This editor quotes from Trivetius's Chronicle, an account of the invasion of Scotland by Edward I., in which it is implied, that the English cavalry could not make their way through these " loca palustria " in the winter season., J-" Some years ago, a complete boat was found near Falkirk in the, Carse ground, I presume, five fathoms deep in the clay; and anchors have been dug up in the ground between Stirling and Alloa."--Beauties of Scotland, iii. 419. Mr M'Gregor Stirling, in his notes to Nimmo's History of...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236836677
  • 9781236836670