ALBERTA'S FOOTHILLS ERRATICS TRAIN

Explore one of the most fascinating features

left by the glaciers of the last ice age

2006 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of the first comprehensive study of this remarkable feature by Dr. A. MacS. Stalker, Geological Survey of Canada. Understanding of its origin has been key to reconstruction of the ice-age history of Alberta as well as understanding when and how the first people entered the Americas. Dr. Stalker's investigation was one of the most fundamental contributions to the understanding of the ice age history of the Alberta Foothills.


Drawing of a Foothills erratic near Glennwoodville from a photograph
taken by a Geological Survey of Canada field party under the
leadership of George M. Dawson, August 14, 1881


The Glenwoodville erratic, August, 1999


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This website is one of a series of educational websites dealing with

geology and adventure travel created by Lionel E. Jackson, Jr.

November 25, 2010.

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