Below you can find links to a series of websites. Each combines the lecture and practical elements of an hour long class, created for the second year Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences course Sedimentary Rocks and Fossils. This only covers the fossil elements of the course.
Scroll down for a description of the course, and then click on a lecture to begin!
Sedimentary rocks are formed from pre-existing rocks or pieces of once-living organisms; they are an essential part of the geological record and their interpretation, alongside the fossils they contain and are made of, is vital for reconstructing past environments and processes. This unit introduces the fundamental properties of sedimentary rocks and fossils.
All the macrofossil elements of this course are found below. Click on an image to begin!