- a branch of geology dealing with the classification, nomenclature, correlation, and interpretation of stratified rocks.
Origin of stratigraphy
Examples from the Web for stratigraphy
Historical Examples of stratigraphy
It must always be remembered that the evidence is primarily one of stratigraphy.Man, Past and Present
Agustus Henry Keane
A medal was awarded for a sheet of thirteen sections illustrating the stratigraphy of Vermont and New Hampshire.
Stratigraphy and paleontology are concerned with the sedimentary and life history of the earth.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
The latter paper should be carefully read by all students of the stratigraphy of the Lower Palozoic Rocks.
He made original and important observations on stratification, and laid down some of the fundamental axioms in stratigraphy.
- 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
Word Origin and History for stratigraphy
- The scientific study of rock strata, especially the distribution, deposition, correlation, and age of sedimentary rocks.