Fo_sils apd, their significance. Modes of fossilizatioD. Theory and mechanism of organic 'eyol¥oon. Introduction to;invertebrate, vertebrate and plant fossils. Life through the ages. Iutroduction to Historical Geology.

Basic principles of stratigraphy and sedimentation and their scope. Introduction to sedimentary environments. Classification of stratigraphic units and their con:elation. Stratotypes.

LAB: Preparation of stratigraphic columns and their correlation. Construction of stratigraphic cross-sections and their interpretation. Study of local stratigraphic sections. Study of selected invertebrate, vertebrate.and plant fossils.

Suggested Reading:
1. Earth System History. S. M. Stanley (2005). W.H. Freeman & Co., San Francisco.
2. Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, S. Boggs (2001). Prentice Hall, New Jersey.
3. Principles of Paleontology. D.M. Raup and S.M. Stanley (1985). WH. Freeman, San Francisco.
4. Principles' ofStratigraphy.,J. Weller (1962). Harp;r Brothers.
5. Ilvertebrate Fossils. R C. Moore, e.G. Lailicker and A.G. Fischer (1 952)j McGraw Hill, New York.
6. Vertebrate Paleontology. A.S. Romer (1945). Umversity of Chicago Press.