Almeria exhibits superb structural geology (especially the fault system), a complete Neogene sedimentary sequence (itself rare) involving an enormous range of sedimentary environments, and classic dryland geomorphology. Exposure of the sedimentary sequences is excellent. The area is spectacular and the landform assemblage includes a wide range of erosional and depositional landscapes. Furthermore, the region enables linkages to be made between the several disciplines of geodynamics. The Neogene sequence cannot be interpreted without considering the evolving tectonics nor the contemporaneous geomorphology. Neither may the geomorphology be understood without considering the modern landscape as a development from the Neogene tectonic and sedimentary sequences. This guide is an essential companion to geologists and physical geographers visiting this province in SE Spain to view its range of unique features, made famous as a spectacular location for a host of popular films. GPS coordinates are provided for the locations discussed.
Adrian Harvey graduated with BSc then PhD degrees from University College, London then worked in the University of Liverpool until retirement. He is now Emeritus Professor of Geomorphology in the School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool. Anne Mather graduated with a BSc degree from the University of Hull, then a PhD degree from the University of Liverpool. She is currently Reader in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Plymouth.