Stratigraphy and Palaeontology of the Quaternary

Master'’s Degree in Archaeological Techniques, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho n.º 7701/2016 09/06/2016

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On completion of this unit students will have understood the fundamentals of stratigraphy and chrono-stratigraphy of the quaternary. They will be familiar with the vertebrate evolution and be able to discriminate between Pleistocene and Holocene fauna.

Concepts of stratigraphy. Chrono-stratigraphy of the Quaternary. Climatic variations. The ice ages. Palaeoclimatology of the Plio/Pleistocene. The Quaternary faunas. Introduction to Palaeontology. Vertebrate Palaeontology. Fossil records. Taxonomy. Fossilization processes and tafonomy.

Evaluation Methodology
Thematic report (50%) and final interdisciplinary exam (50%)

- MALATESTA, A. (1985). Geologia e paleobiologia dell?Era Glaciale. (Vol. 1). S / L: La Nuova Italia Scientifica.
- Benton, M. (2005). Vertebrate Palaeontology. (Vol. 1). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing
- Cardoso, J. (1993). Contribuição para o conhecimento dos grandes mamíferos do Plistocénico Superior de Portugal.. (Vol. 1). Oeiras: C. M. Oeiras
- Figueiredo, S. e Sousa, F. (2003). Elefantes Plistocénicos de Portugal. (Vol. 1). Lisboa: CPGP

Method of interaction
Theoretical and practical classes

Software used in class