Elements of Palaeontology

Master's degree in Prehistoric Archaeology and Rock Art
1.5 ECTS; 1º Ano, Anual, 15,0 TP

Lecturer

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
The students should acquire a good understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of palaeontology.

Program
I. Fundamentals of Paleontology
II. Evolution and fossil record
III. Origins and varieties of Metazoarians
IV. Invertebrates
V. Vertebrates
VI.Microfossils
VII. Fossil clues
IX. Plants
X. Field palaeontology

Evaluation Methodology
Written assignment (max. 15 pages) on one of taught subjects chosen by the student.

Bibliography

Method of interaction
Lectures supported by practical activities to be developed in the Geology Museum and in the Palaeontology Laboratory.

Software used in class