GEOL 553: Quaternary Stratigraphy

Course Syllabus: pdf file

The class will review the landforms and geologic deposits that are the result of different factors (like climate and tectonics) created during the past ~2.6 million years. The labs will incorporate skills that geologists use, today, in research and in professional settings (job skills). We will learn about how those landforms and deposits were made, when they were made, and how we came to these conclusions. See posters at the bottom of this page.

The 24th Biennial Meeting of the American Quaternary Association is being held at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico during these days: June 28 – July 2, 2016.


Geological Society of America Timescale (click on image to download pdf file).

International Chronostratigraphic Chart (click on image to download pdf file).

Age Control Methods

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