- a branch of geology dealing with the classification, nomenclature, correlation, and interpretation of stratified rocks.
Origin of stratigraphy
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This assumption is further backed by stratigraphic evidence provided by projectile points (table 4).The Topanga Culture Final Report on Excavations, 1948
A. E. Treganza
The success of certain paleontologists and stratigraphic specialists in oil exploration is an evidence of this situation.
The stratigraphic horizons favorable to their accumulation are generally recognized.
It is scarcely possible to summarize briefly all of the structural and stratigraphic methods used in locating the ore bodies.
A grouping of distinct species of fossils correlated with stratigraphic characters in the rocks determines these subdivisions.Dinosaurs
William Diller Matthew
- the study of the composition, relative positions, etc, of rock strata in order to determine their geological historyAbbreviation: stratig
- archaeol a vertical section through the earth showing the relative positions of the human artefacts and therefore the chronology of successive levels of occupation
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Word Origin and History for stratigraphic
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- The scientific study of rock strata, especially the distribution, deposition, correlation, and age of sedimentary rocks.
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