Catholic priest Nicholas Steno established the theoretical basis for stratigraphy when he introduced the law of superposition, the principle of original horizontality and the principle of lateral continuity in a 1669 work on the fossilization of organic remains in layers of sediment.Catholic priest Nicholas Steno
Who introduced stratigraphy in Indian Archaeology?
Sir Charles Lyell 8. Conserving archaeological resources. Stratigraphy: The concept of stratigraphy in geology had been based on the publication of the book Principles of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell in 1830.
When was stratigraphy invented?
Historical development The first practical large-scale application of stratigraphy was by William Smith in the 1790s and early 19th century.
Who is known as geologist?
A geologist is a scientist who studies the solid, liquid, and gaseous matter that constitutes the Earth and other terrestrial planets, as well as the processes that shape them. Geologists usually study geology, although backgrounds in physics, chemistry, biology, and other sciences are also useful.
What does Uniformitarianism stand for?
: a geologic doctrine that processes acting in the same manner as at present and over long spans of time are sufficient to account for all current geological features and all past geological changes — compare catastrophism.