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This course is concerned with absolute and relative time-scales as used by geologists to date geological events and processes. Absolute dating using isotopic techniques, including the treatment of raw data, forms the cornerstone of the course. The use of the fossil record in relative and absolute dating is integrated with geological maps and absolute dating techniques to give a broad overview of the methods used by geologists to determine sequences of events in Earth’s history.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
Resit: Original in-course assessment (60%); Examination (40%) - 1½ hours.