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GEOLOGY PALEONTOLOGY Timelines Geologist, Paleontologist, Discovery

GEOLOGY
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PALEONTOLOGY
The science and study of the solid and liquid matter that constitute the Earth
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Studies prehistoric life, including organisms' evolution and interactions with each other and their environments
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Francis Bacon
1620
continental drift
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Anaximander
600
Marine Fossils=old ocean
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1700
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Herodotus
400
Griffin Myth
Edmund Halley
01
age of earth -salinity
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Johann Lehmann
26
fossil
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Pliny the Elder
78
nat. hist. encyclopedia
Johann Lehmann
56
earths crust
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Hitachi Fudoki - Japan
713
prehistoric remains
George Fuchsel
60
stratigraphy
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Syrian Bros. of Purity
975
rock stratification
Giovani Arduino
70
strata - 3 divisions
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ibn Sina (Avicenna)

1020
erosion
James Hutton
85
ignious metamorphic
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Albertus Magnus
1256
"Book of Minerals"
Abraham Werner
90
strata - Aluvial
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Georgius Agricola
1546
On the Nature of Fossils
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1800
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Ippolito Salviani
1554
History . Aquatic Animals
William Smith
10
strata - fossils
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Georges Cuvier
20
fossil bones
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Georges Cuvier
1796
Extinction
Conybeare
21
strata -orders -superior
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Georges Cuvier
1796
Comparative Anatomy
Phillips
22
strata -orders - tertiary
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Charles Lyell
30
Geology text book
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Georges Cuvier
1812
Catastrophism
De la Beche
33
strata -groups
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William Whewell
1832
Uniformitarianism
Louis Agassiz
37
glaciation - Ice Age
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Lyell
41
strata -Pliocene
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J.P. Smith
54
Triassic - Permian
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Stephen Jay Gould
1972
Punctuated Equilibrium
Hitchcock
60
Cenozoic -Mesozoic
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Niles Eldredge
1972
Punctuated Equilibrium
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Paleozoic
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Lord Kelvin
62
age of earth - cooling
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George Darwin

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earth heat - radioactive
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John Joly
03
earth heat - radioactive
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Bertram Boltwood
07
decay of elements date
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Alfred Wegener
12
Panagea continent drift
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Albert Michelson
13
Tides in the earths core
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Charles Richter
35
earthquake intensity
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Willard F. Libby *
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radiocarbon dating
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Maurice Ewing
53
deep ocean trench
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Bruce Heezen
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great global rift
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Harry Hess
60
rift activity theory
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F.J. Vine
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D.H. Matthews
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Gelogic epochs table
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