Paleontology and Stratigraphy

EES 2022 – Paleontology and Stratigraphy

This course for undergraduate Geology majors combines an introduction to invertebrate paleontology with study of fundamental concepts of litho-, bio- and allostratigraphy.  Students develop and employ field, laboratory, and map skills while investigating elements of earth history and changes in the tectonic setting of eastern North America through geologic time.  The course includes a multi-day weekend field trips focused on correlation, paleoecological analysis, and reconstruction of geologic history in the Triassic rift basin strata of southeastern Pennsylvania.