Western Brook Pond - Gros Morne National Park - World Heritage Site

Gros Morne National Park

Country: Canada | Type: Natural | Theme: Geology, Glacier  Introduction to Gros Morne National Park Gros Morne National Park is located on the west coast of Newfoundland, an island on the eastern coast of Canada.  A variety of beautiful natural landforms can be found within the park, including an alpine plateau, fjords, cliffs, waterfalls, lakes, and glacial valleys.  A large portion of these …

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Sangiran Museum

Sangiran Early Man Site

Country: Indonesia | Type: Cultural | Theme: Geology, Paleontology  Introduction to Sangiran Early Man Site Sangiran is a well-known archaeological excavation site located on the island of Java in Indonesia. It is in the Solo River Valley about 15km north of Surakarta. During excavations first carried out in 1936, this unique site revealed a number of fossils of some of our earliest human …

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World Heritage Sites in Russia - Lena Pillars Nature Park

Lena Pillars Nature Park

Country: Russia | Type: Natural | Theme: Geology Introduction to Lena Pillars Nature Park About 140-200 kms southwest of the city of Yakutsk stand hundreds of prominent prehistoric rock columns called the Lena Pillars. These magnificent limestone outcrops, which are part of the Lena Pillars (Lenskie Stolby) Nature Park, tower over 150-300 meters high and occupy about an 80-kilometre stretch along the right …

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park- USA

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Country: United States | Type: Natural | Theme: Caves, Geology Introduction to Carlsbad Caverns National Park The Carlsbad Caverns National Park, located in New Mexico, is made up of over 100 limestone caves.  They are notable because of their size and diversity.  The caves were formed over the course of many centuries as sulfuric acid ate away at underground limestone.  Scientists continue to …

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purnululu national park-Australia

Purnululu National Park

Country: Australia | Type: Natural | Theme: Caves, Geology, Natural Landscape  Introduction to Purnululu National Park Purnululu National Park is in the Australian state of Western Australia, and is about 240,000 hectares in size. The park includes the Bungle Bungle Mountain Range made up of quartz sandstone from the Age of Devon that has eroded over millions of years into a group of cones …

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dinosaur provincial park - world heritage sites in Canada

Dinosaur Provincial Park

Country: Canada | Type: Natural | Theme: Geology, Paleontology  Introduction to Dinosaur Provincial Park Dinosaur Provincial Park, located in Alberta, contains some of the most important fossil discoveries from the Age of Dinosaurs. Fossils discovered here include some 35 species, some of which date back as far as 75 million years. More than 150 complete skeletons from this area now are harbored in …

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