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GEOL 102 Historical Geology

Spring Semester 2018
Laboratory Policies & Schedule




Outcrop of Devonian Ridgeley Sandstone, with GEOL 102 students for scale

Labs are held in GEO 2107 2:00-5:00 p.m. W

LAB SUPPLIES

LAB POLICIES


LAB SCHEDULE
Jan 24: Introduction; Overview of Policies; Prior Knowledge Survey

Jan. 31: Sedimentary Rocks (incl. Pre-Lab Exercises) (Gore Chapter 4, but read 2 & 3 as well)

Feb. 7: Sedimentary Structures (incl. Pre-Lab Exercises) (Gore Chapter 5)

Feb. 14: Depositional Sedimentary Environments (incl. Pre-Lab Exercises) (Gore Chapter 6)

Feb. 21: Relative Dating; Biostratigraphy & Radiometric Dating (Gore Chapter 1 & handout)

Feb. 28: Fossil Preservations and Trace Fossils (incl. Pre-Lab Exercises) (Gore Chapter 11)

Mar. 14: Paleontology I: Common Invertebrate Fossils (Handout, but read Gore Chapter 10)

Mar. 21: SPRING BREAK!

Mar. 28: Paleontology II Micropaleontology, Paleobotany, Vertebrate Paleontology (Handout)

Apr. 4: Geologic Map Interpretation (Handout)

Apr. 11: Precambrian & Paleozoic Geology (Handout)

Apr. 18: Cordilleran Geology (Handout)

Apr. 25: Post-Paleozoic Geology (Handout)

May 2: Quaternary Geology and Climate Change (Handout)

May 9: Geology of Maryland & the Metro Region (Handout)

For a formatted printable copy of the complete syllabus, click here.

Last modified: 18 January 2018

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Molds of brachiopods in the Devonian Ridgeley Sandstone