swamp forests 320 million years ago helped to create today's Warwickshire coalfield and cross sections illustrate how the rocks were bent into a great trough.
The creature lived in the Upper Carboniferous period
, when many of the coal seams in Britain were formed.
The droplets, or blebs, date to the Carboniferous period
, when swampy forests of ferns and giant lycopod trees dominated the Earth.
Carbon sequestration by green plants has been with us since the carboniferous period
some 345 million years ago, not exactly a new phenomenon.
Geologist and fossil tour guide, Tony Morgan, with one of the Museum's ammonites Pictures: PAUL HEAPS/ ph230209fossils-1; This beautiful ammonite is a feature of one of the polished slabs in Liverpool's Metquarter shopping centre; Tony, left, reveals a stigmaria tap root, right, from the Carboniferous period
350m years ago, on the paving stones outside the World Museum; A 244myear- old coral fossil, on the bollards by the Steble Fountain
Much of the petroleum we use today began some 200 million years ago in the Carboniferous Period
As well as focusing on Harry Potter, the festival will give people the chance to find out about what the Earth was like 350 million years ago in the hot, humid, Carboniferous Period
- a time of giant insects and huge amphibians.
During the Lower Carboniferous period
, when the creature lived, the earliest four-limbed ancestors of modern animals were just starting to colonise the land.
The transformation into coal took place under these conditions, starting during the Carboniferous Period
, about 340-270 million years ago, and at high pressures, as layer upon layer built up.
Entomologists say these invertebrates (backboneless animals) were the first creatures to fly, dating from the Carboniferous period
about 360 million years ago.
It has been over 100 million years since the giant coniferous forests that evolved in the Carboniferous Period
began giving ground to the upstart flower-bearing species that now dominate the world's diversity of trees.
In the Bashkirian tier's sediments of the Carboniferous period
in the Rozhkovskoye field, KazMunaiGas Exploration Production Joint Stock Company declares a new breakthrough.
We inspected fossiliswed trees and vegetation from the Carboniferous period
which can be found at times on Redcar beach.
It dates back to the Carboniferous period
, 354 to 290 million years ago.
Professor Benton said: "The footprints date from the Carboniferous Period
when a single supercontinent (Pangaea) dominated the world.