Paleontology heritage and excavations

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
GEO/01
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Knowledge about some of the main fossil sites through a review of the major groups of organisms that have evolved on Earth, to explore the potential for their development and exploitation.
Expected learning outcomes
Through the knowledge of the main fossil sites, the student will acquire skills to evaluate the exploitation of the fossil sites and the importance of their safeguard.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Lectures will be held on Microsoft Teams platform and can be followed in synchronous (refer to the timetable). The lectures will be recorded and available on Microsoft Teams. Information and updates will be on ARIEL.

Program and reference material
The program and lecture material will not change.
The reference material consists of ppt presentations accessible on the ARIEL website.

Assessment methods
In case it will not be possible to do written tests, the examination will be oral via Microsoft Teams.
Course syllabus
I) Paleontological heritage, definition, italian regulations
II) excavation techniques and approaches
III) Evolution of life, geological time scale
IV) Fossilization process, kinds of fossils and fossilization environments
V) Lagerstaetten, definition, how they form and most famous examples in Italy and worldwide
VI) other paleontological sites, geological settings, history and valorization
Prerequisites for admission
Knowledge of PALEONTOLOGY, SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY
Teaching methods
Lessons
Teaching Resources
PPTs of all lessons and lecture notes available on the ARIEL platform
Assessment methods and Criteria
In case it will not be possible to do written tests, the examination will be oral via Microsoft Teams.
GEO/01 - PALEONTOLOGY AND PALEOECOLOGY - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor: Bottini Cinzia
Professor(s)