American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The study of rock strata, especially the distribution, deposition, and age of sedimentary rocks.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In geology, order and position of the stratified groups; all that part of geological science which is not specially theoretical or paleontological; general descriptive geology.
- n. geology The study of rock layers and the layering process (stratification).
- n. archaeology the layering of deposits, with newer remains overlaying older ones, forming a chronology of the site.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That branch of geology which treats of the arrangement and succession of strata.
- n. the branch of geology that studies the arrangement and succession of strata
“The technical name for these layers is strata, and the careful study of them is called stratigraphy.”
“Radiocarbon dating was still in the future, so archaeologists used relative methods of dating such as stratigraphy and stone tool typologies to deduce the age of a site.”
“The KT boundary was refined using a range of techniques such as stratigraphy & fossils, various radiometric techniques etc. - kinda like multi-proxies.”
“This generation of archaeologists had borrowed the concept of stratigraphy, meaning “stratification,” from geologists who used the term to describe the strata that made up the earth’s crust.”
“TOPO/GRAPHY | An exhibition that investigates the mapping of the relief, stratigraphy and history of land.”
“A stone's throw from the traffic and diversity of nearby Arusha, Tanzania, a village community -- what we might call neighborhood -- is preserved in the distinctly non-urban, tribal traditions which overlay the foundational stratigraphy of East Africa.”
“He later served as the chief of the paleontology and stratigraphy branch.”
“While most of my geologic interests centered around sedimentology and stratigraphy studying sedimentary rocks, and interpreting the conditions in which they were laid down, respectively, there are some parallels with studying igneous rocks and the larger structures that are formed in the presence of volcanoes.”
“Awh, I wish there was more time, I have exams about aquaculture, and assignments about stratigraphy this week.”
“The stratigraphy of the cave where the bone was found suggests that the Denisova hominin lived close in time and space with Neanderthals as well as with modern humans.”
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