Travels in Geology: The Midwest's Little Egypt

Southern Illinois, also known as “Little Egypt,” offers great geological sites in an easy half-day’s journey from many Midwestern cities. The region boasts remnants of 200-million-year-old inland seas,100,000-year-old glaciations and10,000-year-old landmarks carved out of ancient sandstone.

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Katherine Unger

Unger is a science writer in Carbondale, Ill.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 06:00