Quaternary Geology Seminar

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, 7,0 TP + 12,0 TC + 8,0 S


Not applicable.

Schematic introduction to Quaternary. Chronological and historical framework.
Illustrative examples.

1. Introduction to the concept of geological time. Definition of Quaternary Period in the geological scale.
2. Chronostratigraphy and Paleoenvironment. Beyond stratigraphical issues.
3. The geological phenomena in the quaternary and its relationship with human occupation. Glaciations and its probable causes. Vulcanism.
4. Landscape changes and human evolution.

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous assessment. Preparation and presentation of a small group assignment.


Method of interaction
Theoretical and practical sessions supported by powerpoint and internet resources.

Software used in class