Geology of Continental Quaternary Formations

Master'’s Degree in Archaeological Techniques
ECTS; º Ano, , 0,0 T + 0,0 PL + 0,0 TP + 0,0 P + 0,0 TC + 0,0 S + 0,0 E + 0,0 OT + 0,0 O

Lecturer

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
On completion of this unit the students should be familiar with the chronology and chronostratigraphy of the Quaternary and its methods of study, be able to identify the continental sediment deposits; describe the geomorphological properties of the deposits and respective stratigraphic sequences;...

Program
Methods of study of quaternary events, geochronological elements, isotopic palaeoclimatology and palynological stratigraphy. Geomorphology and deposition on continental formations. Chronostratigraphy of continental and marine quaternary. Glaciations: causes and effects on Europe. Evolution of the physical environment and organisms in Europe.

Evaluation Methodology
Practical coursework.

Bibliography
- Butzer, K. (1982). Archaeology as human ecology.. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Method of interaction
Theoretical-practical classes supported by case study analysis.

Software used in class