Websites with information about urban fossils

America

Ottawa-Gatineau Geoheritage Project (OGGP) - the Ottawa-Gatineau Geoheritage Project promotes greater public knowledge and appreciation of the geology and related landscapes in and around Canada’s National Capital Region. This website includes information on Ottawa’s urban fossils.

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Washington, D.C. - This website describes several buildings and locations of US’s capital with fossiliferous rocks.

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Montreal - In 2002 the Redpath Museum published «What Building Stones Tell», a guide that describes the rocks of 14 buildings in Montreal, including fossil-rich rocks. This website summarises the content of this guide.

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Europe

London - This interactive website describes the Urban Geology of London, with hundreds of sites around the city centre. It includes many examples of sedimentary rocks with urban fossils.

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Amsterdam - This website (in dutch, with a summary in English) offers geo-trips focused on the urban fossils of Amsterdam.

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Huelva, Lisboa y Almada - Palaeontologists from the universities of Huelva (Spain) and Lisbon have collaborated in this web, where you can find information about the urban fossils of Huelva, Lisboa and Almada.

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Moscow - This excellent website (in Russian) describes the numerous fossils that can be found in Moscow's subway stations.

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¿Rajoles? Mira on trepitges - This blog (in Catalan, Spanish and Italian) includes several posts about urban fossils of several Mediterranean cities, such as Barcelona, Girona, Mallorca, etc.

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Books
Amsterdam
Discover fossils in Downtown Amsterdam
A. van Roekel
De Vuurberg - 2006. 18 pp
Barcelona
Fòssils urbans
A. Cornellá i Solans
Il.lustre Collegi Oficial de Geòlegs. 120 pp
Bilbao
Ruta geomonumental por Bilbao: estudio de los materiales constructivos de tres edificios históricos
A. Aramburu, P. García Garmilla, X. Murelaga y A. Pascual
Servicio Editorial de la Universidad del País Vasco - 2009. 76 pp.
Burgos
Geoturismo en la ciudad de Burgos. Una guía de Geología urbana para todos los públicos
E. Fernández (coord.), P. Barbadillo, R. CAstaño de Luis, A. Marcos, J.M. Preciado y E. Serrano
Ayuntamiento de Burgos - 2013. 101 pp.
León
Fósiles urbanos de León. Recorridos paleontológicos desde el Campus de Vegazana hasta el Albéitar
R. Castaño de Luis, E. García Ortiz de Landaluce, L. García Parada, J. Molero Guerra, E. Fernández Martínez y A. López Alcántara
Universidad de León - 2011. 64 pp.
Lisboa
Paleontología Urbana: Precursos citadinos de interpretação ambiental
C.M. Silva y M. Cachão
Comunicações do Instituto Geológico e Mineiro - 1998. Volumen 84, tomo 2, páginas 33-35.
Fósseis ao virar da esquina. Mapa do percurso e folheto de apoio
C.M. da Silva
2007
Montreal
What Building Stones Tell: A Walking Tour focusing on the fossils, rocks and minerals of Montreal Buildings
Jeanne Paquette (ed.)
Redpath Museum - 2002. 31 pp.
Ottawa
A Walking Guide - Ottawa’s Building and Monument Stones
Quentin Gall
GAC Miscellaneous Publication 7- 2009. 149 pp.
Paris, Lyon, Burdeos, Lille and other French cities
Collection Balades géologiques
Biotope, Mèze – MNHN, Paris – BRGM, Orléans
Zaragoza
Pero... ¿Hay rocas en la calle? Guía de rocas ornamentales de Zaragoza
L. Carrillo Vigil y J. Gisbert Aguilar
Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza, Servicio de Medio Ambiente - 1993

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