Definition of stratigraphy
1 : geology that deals with the origin, composition, distribution, and succession of strata
2 : the arrangement of strata
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Based on their location within the stratigraphy, Green believes that these bones date to the medieval period.
Wheeler mentions a couple specialties by name — stratigraphy and geomorphology.
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Origin and Etymology of stratigraphy
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1865See Words from the same year
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