Amanz Gressly's role in founding modern stratigraphy

@article{Cross1997AmanzGR,
  title={Amanz Gressly's role in founding modern stratigraphy},
  author={Timothy A. Cross and Peter Homewood},
  journal={Geological Society of America Bulletin},
  year={1997},
  volume={109},
  pages={1617-1630}
}
This paper discusses Amanz Gressly’s (1814-1865) fundamental contributions to stratigraphy in three areas: facies concepts and applications, stratigraphic correlation, and paleogeographic reconstruction. To facilitate access to his discoveries, we present an English translation of his paper (Gressly, 1838) on facies and stratigraphic correlation. We discuss excerpts from this translation which demonstrate that many of the fundamental principles of modern stratigraphy were understood and… Expand
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