Course: Paleontology and Historical Geology

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Course title Paleontology and Historical Geology
Course code KBI/P310
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Zelenka Přemysl, RNDr. CSc.
Course content
1) Precambrian 2) Cambrian 3) Ordovician 4) Silurian 5) Devonian 6) Carboniferous and Permian A brief historical development and detailed current stratigraphical subdivision, index fossils, evolution of life and main ecosystems, mass extinctions, geotectonics, palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, facial development of central European regions and other features are mentioned for each period. Lithostratigraphical division is caracterised in detail for important basins.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
This course provides detailed charcteristics of periods of the Precambrian and Palaeozoic. It is mainly focused on stratigraphic subdivision, index fossils, evolution of ecosystems, geotectonical and palaeogeographical events, development of main units of the Bohemian Massif, Western Carpathians and other important areas for each period.


Assessment methods and criteria
Recommended literature
  • Kumpera, Vašíček. Základy historické geologie a paleontologie. SNTL, ALFA Praha,. 1988.
  • Mísař Z. et al. Geologie ČSSR I., Český masív. - SPN. 1983.
  • Pek, I. et al. Základy zoopaleontologie. UP Olomouc, 1996.

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