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Help with archaeology: What is stratigraphy?

Many of our posts are focused on classical languages, but material culture is an equally crucial part of understanding antiquity. In this guest post, we introduce the science of stratigraphy the way that most non-archaeologists are likely to see it: through the Harris matrix. 1,232 more words

A Mud Doctor and Her X-Rays

I joke a lot about training to be a mud doctor because I study muddy sediment in my PhD research. But that comparison isn’t just a play on words. 723 more words


Dig Day #9: Backfill Day!

Mallory Moore

November 14th was a very eventful day for all of the excavation teams here at Roosevelt Park. This day was our very last chance to dig as we backfilled all of our units after an hour into the class period. 485 more words

2016 Roosevelt Park Excavations

Basins of the Rio Grande Rift: Structure, Stratigraphy, and Tectonic Setting (Special Paper (Geological Society of America)) by G. Randy Keller PDF DOWNLOADS TORRENT

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Product Details:

Publisher: Geological Society of Amer (December 1994)

Pages: 308 pages

Language: English

ISBN-10: 813722918

ISBN-13: 978-0813722917

Format: 0.8 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches… 649 more words

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Retracing my steps

It is a few weeks since I last posted, but my archaeological pursuits have been going forward (I’ll get to the title of the post later). 657 more words


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Strata in Badlands National Park in South Dakota display horizontal layers that reflect different depositional conditions. Says the National Park Service: “Different environments—sea, tropical land, and open woodland with meandering rivers—caused different sediments to accumulate here at different times.“



LET’S TALK ABOUT geology’s time clock. Stratigraphy concerns what can be learned from the order and relative position of rock layers. The word is a Latin/Greek hybrid: … 518 more words