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GEL 1009
HISTORICAL GEOLOGY

lecture: E232, Tue & Thu 9:30-10:45
lab: E101, Tue 1:00-2:40

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

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week of

READING

T: chapters to be read from "Historical Geology"

LAB EXERCISE DUE

L: lab chapter

(handouts for rock and fossil identification are attached)

1/8

T 1: The Dynamic and Evolving Earth

T 2: Minerals and Rocks

1/15
(off Mon)

T 2: Minerals and Rocks

T 6: Sedimentary Rocks

L1: p. 38-39; ex. 1-1

1/22

T 2: Minerals and Rocks
T 5:, p. 89-93: Fossils

rock descriptions & origins - 15 pts.
(L: Chapter 1 )

1/29

T5: Rocks, Fossils, & Time
Project Introduction

fossil descriptions - 15 pts.
L 4: p. 142-147

2/5

T5: Rocks, Fossils, & Time

T 6: Sedimentary Rocks

Stratigraphy - 20 pts.

rock core description and correlation

L3: p. 112-120, parts A, B, C, D
L4: p. 152-156, ex. 4-1 thru 4-7

2/12

T 3: Plate Tectonics
T 6: Sedimentary Rocks

Facies mapping - 15 pts.
L1: p. 39-45; ex. 1-2, 1-3, 1-4
L 3: (101-106) ex. 3-2, 3-3, 3-4

2/19
(off Mon)

T 3: Plate Tectonics
T 6: Sedimentary Rocks

match rocks to environments of formation - 30 pts

2/26

TUE: TIME SCALE EXAM


MID-TERM EXAM (take home)

match rocks to environments of formation (continued)

3/5 (off Fri)

TUE:The Archean Eon

TUE: MID-TERM EXAM DUE

THU: T 4: Geologic Time
T 5: Rocks, Fossils & Time

Time and Ordering of Events - 15 pts.
L: ex. 2-1, parts A-F (p. 70-76)

Radiometric Dating - 15 pts.
L2: ex. 2-2 (p. 76-77), 2-5 (p. 80-81), 2-9 (p. 86-87)

3/12

SPRING BREAK

3/19

TUE: T 4: Geologic Time
T 5: Rocks, Fossils & Time

THU:  Proterozoic Eon

Interpreting local rocks & deposits

3/26

TUE: Cambrian & Ordovician

THU: Silurian & Devonian

Early Paleozoic fossils - 15 pts. (handout)

L: Chapter 4, p. 147-149, 156-198

Handbook of Illinois Stratigraphy
fossil guidebooks (in lab)

4/2

TUE: Mississippian - Permian

THU: Triassic & Jurassic

Late Paleozoic fossils - 15 pts. (handout)

L: Chapter 4, p. 142-150, 156-198

Handbook of Illinois Stratigraphy
fossil guidebooks (in lab)

4/9

TUE: Cretaceous

THU: paleocene, Eocene, Oligocene, Miocene, Pliocene

Mesozoic fossils - 15 pts. (handout)

L: Chapter 4, p. 142-150, 156-198

Handbook of Illinois Stratigraphy
fossil guidebooks (in lab)

4/16

TUE: Pleistocene & Holocene

T 7: Evolution

(patterns of life through time
T 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19)

Cenozoic fossils - 15 pts. (handout)

L: Chapter 4, p. 142-150, 156-198

Handbook of Illinois Stratigraphy
fossil guidebooks (in lab)

4/23

T 7: Evolution

cladogram - 10 pts.

4/30

T 7: Evolution

evolution & natural selection

5/7-5/10 FINAL EXAM: Earth & Life History (Thursday, 5/10, 9:00 am)
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