Wednesday, February 29, 2012

INFORMATION

PERMANENT SCHEDULE

-FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY:
.MORNING: 11:30 – 1 p.m.

-SATURDAY, SUNDAY & HOLIDAY
.MORNING: 11 – 12 p.m.

 Ticket Price: 1€

Appointment for groups and special hours with a guide, available on the Cultural House or calling 982435125

SPECIAL SCHEDULE
EASTER HOLIDAYS 2016

-THURSDAY, March 24
                            *Morning: 11 a.m – 1:30 p.m.
                  *Afternoon: 5 p.m – 7 p.m.
     -FRIDAY, March 25
                           *Morning: 11 a.m – 1:30 p.m.
                  *Afternoon: 5 p.m – 7 p.m.
  -SATURDAY, March 26
                          *Morning: 11 a.m – 1:30 p.m.
                  *Afternoon: 5 p.m – 7 p.m.
     -SUNDAY, March 27
                        *Morning: 11 a.m – 1:30 p.m.
                  *Afternoon: 5 p.m – 7 p.m.

Capable for disabled people

LOCATION

THE GEOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT

Caurel Mountains' synclinal (folding of Leixazos-Campodola)

The geographical unit of the Caurel´s Mountains belonging, mostly, to municipalities of the Folgoso Caurel and Quiroga. This area has many years of a remarkable reputation for its biodiversity, flora and fauna. Also, it is very important its “geodiversity”, which hides geologic formations and fossil remains of a million years ago.

  The major events that define Galicia from the geological point of view

ROOM 1: THE FORMATION OF THE GALICIAN TERRITORY

            Analysis of the Campodola-Leixazós folding (sinclinal of Caurel), one of the most important geological events that define the territory of Galicia as we know it.


How and when was it formed, and what is a folding? What types of folds exist? etc..

         This room contents a collection with 32 minerals and 17 rocks from the region of Quiroga and its surroundings.

ROOM 2: PALEONTOLOGICAL HISTORY OF GALICIA. THE EVOLUTION OF LIFE

The natural region of Quiroga is, in Galicia, an exceptional environment for study and observation of the different forms of life from the late Precambrian to present during a time interval spanning more than 650 million years.


ROOM 3: THE AGE OF ICE (THE PLEISTOCENE)


            The action of ice glaciers during Pleistocene (geological process that started 2.58 million years ago and ended 10,000 years ago) pronounced the remains of glaciers of the Caurel´s Mountains, which are interpreted considering the material remains present on the ground and the footprints left in the landscape by the action of ice.

Caurel Mountains' glaciation map

ROOM 4: THE FIRST HUMAN OCCUPATION

The first human occupation of the area and use of stone by the first settlers from the findings and investigations in recent years. How was the evolution of man from the first steps in its expansion here and its material production in the Paleolithic.

Stone work in the Paleolithic