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SummerB 2006 Historical Geology GES 102 Class

IMPORTANT - There is no class on Tuesday July 4th. Happy Fourth of July.

Class starts on Tuesday, June 27th. We meet Monday thru Thursday 12:00 - 3:30pm, in SCI 213.
There are no classes on Friday.

NOTE - During the class you will need to pick up your homework assignments and
check the answers posted in the case between my office SCI 270 and the Earth Science Department Office.

The The Earth Through Time textbook by Levin has a companion website with review materials to help you with the homeworks and to study for the test.

On-line Class Syllabus
Printable Geologic Time Scale with dates



From Lecture 1 - You might be interested in Carl Sagan's Baloney Detection Kit.

For homework #2 here are links to the two on-line excercises

Virtual Dating - Clocks in Rocks
Radiocarbon or Carbon-14 dating

The Paleomap Project Has maps showing possible reconstructions of the distribution of the landmasses on Earth through geologic time plus a couple of projections of the future.


For homework #3 here is the link to the on-line excercise

What did T. rex taste like ? An introduction to Cladistics (a method of describing how organisms are related)

A useful glossary is located online at PBS Evolution: Glossary (This is also a neat website to explore)

You should also refer to the links listed below under the heading Evolution, Paleontology & Systematics


For your Invertebrate Palentology Homework you will want to use these sites:

Invertebrate Paleontology Tutorial Web Site CUNY Cortland
Virtual Fossil Museum
Invertebrate Paleontology Laboratory at Georgia Perimeter College

I recommend that you look at the fossils in the cases first and try to make a general guess as to a modern analogue (similar animal) - then look through the pictures on the websites. Also look at the Taxonomy section in your course packet starting on page 11. (or you can download another copy)


For additional help the following websites are recommended:

The Solar System and the Formation of the Earth and Moon

Plate Tectonics and Stratigraphy

  • This Dynamic Earth This is an on-line book about Plate Tectonics
  • The Paleomap Project Has maps showing possible reconstructions of the distribution of the landmasses on Earth through geologic time plus a couple of projections of the future. *** You will want to use this website for Homework #2

New York State Geology

  • Overview of New York State Geology This one is a large single page with lots of graphics, it can take a while to load
  • New York State Geology Forum The major point of interest here is the list of links. There are all virtual field trips and all sorts of other information, though some of it has gotten a little out of date. Look for the icon that says "Mustaf's Mega GeoLinks"

Geologic Time

Evolution, Paleontology & Systematics

Fossils

And if you want to go right to the source:



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