The rocks underlying Glasgow date from the Carboniferous Period (359 to 299 million years ago).
Glasgow date from the Carboniferous Period (359 to 299 million years ago).
Many of the rock layers here and in Carboniferous rocks elsewhere in Scotland are rich in fossils.
Scotland was very different during the Carboniferous. It lay near the equator and was subject to a tropical climate.
The environment varied from low-lying swampy plains and river deltas to shallow tropical seas.
A selection of attractive examples of plants and marine invertebrates are used to represent these two environments.