May 20, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

GEO 442 - Taphonomy

2019-2020 Catalog Year:

A detailed discussion of the physical, chemical and biological, processes that operate from the death of an organism until the discovery of a preserved fossil. Topics include exceptionally preserved fossils, types of information lost and gained through taphonomy, and student conceived actualistic experiments. 

Prerequisite: GEO 420 or instructor permission
Offered: Not on a regular basis
Credit: 3