Posts here present an introduction to common stratigraphic and sedimentological tasks, such as recognizing and measuring sedimentary structures and stratigraphic sections in the field, describing sediments and sedimentary rocks, and the basic principles of sedimentation.

See also the companion page on structural geology and mapping

You might also want to check out other posts that look at; A time-line for the first 4.6 billion years; The age of the Earth; Interpreting the ancient Earth; Uniformity and James Hutton; Trace fossils; Unconformities; and Fossils, isotopes and geological time.

Determining stratigraphic tops

Identifying paleocurrent indicators

Measuring and representing paleocurrents

Crossbedding – some common terminology

The hydraulics of sedimentation: Flow Regime