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Stratigraphy projects

Stratigraphy, from Latin stratum + Greek graphia, is the description of all rock bodies forming the Earth's crust and their organization into distinctive, useful, mappable units based on their inherent properties or attributes in order to establish their distribution and relationship in space and their succession in time, and to interpret geologic history.

Priority research programme 1054 of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Evolution of the System Earth in the Late Palaeozoic: Clues from Sedimentary Geochemistry funded the production of this stratigraphic chart.

Explanations on the Stratigraphische Tabelle von Deutschland 2002 (STD 2002)

The monograph „Stratigraphie von Deutschland“ was initiated in 1984 by Willy Ziegler from Frankfurt am Main.

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