Geology of Continental Quaternary Deposits

 

Master's degree in Prehistoric Archaeology and Rock Art, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 17071/2009 - 23/07/2009

3 ECTS; 1º Ano, Anual, 27,0 TP

Lecturer
- Pierluigi Rosina

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
Basic Knowledge of the geological processes - and their chronostratigraphy - concerned continental deposits that keep archaeological remains. Description and representation of the stratigraphical units in the field and study methods in laboratory.

Program
Study methods of Quaternary events, geochronology elements, isotopic paleoclimatology and palinological stratigraphy;- The crono-stratigraphy of continental and marine Quaternary; Glaciations: causes and effects in Europe; Geomorphology and deposition of continental formations.

Evaluation Methodology
Practical assignment.

Bibliography
- Butzer, K. (1982). Archaeology as Human Ecology: Method and Theory for a Contextual Approach.. (Vol. 1). Cambridge: Cambridge University press

Method of interaction
Lectures and case studies.

Software used in class