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The city’s geological stratigraphy has been repeatedly convulsed, metamorphosed under spectacular pressures.
Since Charles Darwin’s time, paleontology—especially the study of the marine invertebrates that make up most of the record—involved descriptive tasks such as classifying or correlating fossils with layers of the Earth (known as stratigraphy).
And the stratigraphy at the site is unclear, raising questions about whether the artifacts are as old as the soil they were embedded in.
Their technique could allow other art historians to study the stratigraphy of paintings in the same way that seismologists study the structure of underground rock formations.
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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