About the blog

My name is Daniel and I was born in 1975. Im a masters student of geology at Lund University in Sweden. This blog will be focusing on Swedish geology. I am interested in a lot of aspects of geology, so expect to find various topics here. Im also interested in archaeology, so expect some posts connected to geoarchaeology as well.

If you wish to reach me you can do so on email: theevilfromlund[at]hotmail.com

The name of the blog – “Sandbian” – comes from a small village called Södra Sandby (“Southern Sandvillage” in translation) near my home town of Lund which stood as the name for the Sandbian stage in the Ordovician system. Encyclopædia Britannica describes the rest better than me:

The first of three internationally defined stages of the Upper Ordovician Series, encompassing all rocks deposited during the Sandbian Age (460.9 million to 455.8 million years ago) of the Ordovician Period.

In 2002 the International Commission on Stratigraphy established the Global Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) defining the base of this unit in a deposit of shale and mudstone along a section of the Sularp Brook at Fåglesång near Lund, Skåne, Swed. The GSSP is set about 1.4 metres (4.6 feet) below a thin phosphorite deposit and marks the first appearance of the graptolite Nemagraptus gracilis in the fossil record.

The header is a Swedish carpenter ant Camponotus herculaneus posing angrily at my camera. He is guarding a 900 miljon year old (young) granite 20 km north of Ronneby, Blekinge, Sweden. Don’t mess with him or you won’t live to tell about it.

The rules for commenting on this blog are simple: Don’t be a dick. That absolutely includes making comments about grammar and language skills. Im am a Swede – English is not my native language – so expect errors in the texts.

1 Response to About the blog

  1. softkrissotyle says:

    Hello, geologist Daniel. I am Antonette, from Philippines. I am a geology student from a university here, currently on my junior year. I just wanted to say that I am very grateful with the blog you wrote. It helped me gain more information about the Sandbian, which I am going to report tomorrow. So yeah, thank you and God bless. 🙂

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