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View Resource Stratigraphy, Structure, and Ore Deposits of the Southern Limb of the Midcontinent Rift System

This class handout contains maps and background information about the mid-continent rift system. The summary of the stratigraphy, structure, and mineralization of rift rocks provides an overview of rift rocks in northern Wisconsin and upper Michigan.

View Resource Geological Time Capsule Part I

This brief review of Earth history starts with the Archeozoic Period and goes through the Devonian Period. It explains time divisions and that the basic unit of geologic time is the period, which comprises two or more epochs, and that an era consists of two or more periods. The site goes on to explain what was happening in regard to plate tectonics and organic evolution in each of the periods...

View Resource Relative Dating in Archaeology

These two classroom exercises introduce students to stratigraphy and the law of superposition as well as seriation, dating techniques used by archaeologists to establish a relative chronology. They can be adapted to students at different levels using local materials. In the first exercise, dated materials such as newspapers may be used to illustrate the concepts; students may then manipulate...

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